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Watch: Council Leader Phil Bialyk discusses the budget and priorities ahead

Published: 24 February 2023

Council Leader Phil Bialyk

Councillors have set a balanced budget for the year ahead and heard that the city continues to be successful despite the pressures of rising costs.

Council Leader Phil Bialyk said the cost of living crisis – inflationary increases, interest rate rises and higher energy costs meant the budget would be reduced by more than £3m this year.

The City Council’s share of the council tax will by £175.13, increasing by less than 10p a week, or £5.08 a year - less than the County Council’s increase or the Police increase.

In the video below Cllr Bialyk discusses the budget and the Council's priorities for the year ahead.


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