Setting our budget for 2018/19

Budget Council met on Thursday 22 February

Our budget for 2018/19 has been agreed. Throughout the budget setting process, our aims have been to protect the most vulnerable, get basic services right and growing an economy that benefits everyone.

Watch our video to learn more, and get full details of the budget agreed for 2018/2019.

Download a transcript of our budget animation (PDF 158KB)

About our budget

Government funding for public services is decreasing and demand for our services is increasing.

We're balancing our budget and investing in essential services. Our budget funds more than 700 services for people living and working in Brighton & Hove.

The budget decides how much your Council Tax will be. Council Tax will provide 18.5% of our income for 2018/19. Your total Council Tax bill also includes funding for Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Find out about our current budget.