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The council says that their 'finances are in good order'.

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has approved a balanced budget for 2024/2025.

The previously predicted gap in the council’s budget of just over £4 million has now been reduced to £2 million by 2028/29.

The NWLDC part of the council tax bill will increase by 2.75%. This means most households in the district will pay an extra £4.36 a year or less for district council services, including street cleansing, waste collection, parks and leisure.

The total bill is likely to increase by more than this as other authorities (county council, police, fire and parish councils) increase their parts of the bill.

The budget also includes an increase in the costs of some services-  like trade waste collections and sports pitch hire – by 7%.

Councillor Nick Rushton, Corporate Portfolio Holder for NWLDC, said “In these times of financial uncertainty and difficulty for many councils up and down the country, I’m incredibly proud of the work that officers and members at this council have done – not only to put together a balanced budget for the coming year, but to reduce the predicted gap in our budget for the future.

“We’re making difficult decisions, but we’re doing it whilst listening to people’s views – whether that’s the public or our elected members – and whilst making sure we can still invest in our priority areas.

“We’re committed to growing our district in a sustainable way, to taking care of our environment, to keeping our communities safe and looking after our tenants, and  - importantly – to being a well-run council. Our finances are in good order and we’re always looking for ways to make sure we’re providing value for money.”


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