Setting the council budget for 2017/18

Our budget currently funds more than 700 services for people living and working in Brighton & Hove.

Our aims for the budget are to protect the most vulnerable, get basic services right & make sure residents benefit from growing the local economy.

Council Tax provides 16% of our income. Government funding for public services is decreasing and demand for our services is increasing.

Our budget proposals

Full Council will meet on 23 February 2017 to debate our final council budget proposals including how much Council Tax will be.

Your questions about the budget

Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the Council, hosted a live budget Q&A on Twitter on Thursday 16 February.

You can look back on the Q&A using #AskBHbudget or by going to our Twitter Moment.

Watch the video playlist below to find out more about our budget and to hear from Warren Morgan, leader of the council.

Download a transcript of our budget animation (PDF 12.7KB) and a transcript of Warren Morgan, leader of the council talking about our budget (PDF 86KB)

Our budget proposals

Our latest budget proposals were discussed at Policy, Resources and Growth Committee on Thursday 9 February 2017. View these proposals and webcast of the committee meeting

Find out about the funding for Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service that is included in your total Council Tax bill.

Join in the conversation, follow our twitter feed and use #bhbudget #askbhbudget

Find out about our current budget