Share your ideas on our draft cost of living plan

We’re asking for feedback from residents, businesses and partners to help shape the Brighton & Hove Cost of Living plan.

Our goal is for Brighton & Hove to be a fairer and more inclusive city where everyone can thrive.

As set out in the council plan for a better Brighton & Hove, we will do everything in our power to reduce inequality and tackle poverty, exacerbated by the current cost of living crisis.

Our draft Brighton & Hove Cost of Living plan sets out the council’s initial approach to supporting the city.

It is aimed as a call to action to all our partners to work with us, to bring their ideas, expertise and combined resources to collectively meet the challenge.

We are keen to hear your ideas, feedback or offers of support.

The survey is open until 31 October 2023.

All views will be fed into our work with partners to finalise the plan, which will be discussed at the council’s Strategy, Finance and City Regeneration Committee for final approval.

Supporting the city

Councillor Bella Sankey, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council said: “It was one of our key pledges in our first 100 days to develop a plan to look at all our options to support the city through the ongoing cost of living crisis.

“We’ve already taken action in our first 100 days by boosting fostering allowances, slashing planned parking hikes, purchasing 38 brand new social homes at affordable rents and delivering a 24% increase in the school holiday activities programme.

“But we are all too aware of the ongoing financial hardship for residents and businesses in the city and so now we want to hear from you.

“The publication of our draft plan marks the start of our conversation, and we’re very keen to hear from anyone with ideas to help us develop our approach. Please do share any ideas or feedback you have on the plan.”

Support with the cost of living

You can find information on support with energy bills and advice about how to keep your home warm and save energy in our support with the cost of living web pages.

This includes information about whether you’re eligible for discounts on energy bills, and advice and tips and about saving energy and keeping your home warm

We’ve also got information on emergency help and money advice and health and wellbeing support.

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