Financial Management

Budget Consultation

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Have your say on council spending

Islanders are being invited to give their views on how the Isle of Wight Council should spend its money next year.

The council has launched its budget consultation today (Friday 15 December) – and residents, businesses, the voluntary sector and town and parish councils are being encouraged to have their say on spending and service priorities for 2018/19.

You can give your views online over the next six weeks, or at special public and stakeholder meetings in January.

The council needs to save £7.5 million next year, as part of the £19 million savings that need to be found over the next three years.

To take part in the online consultation, please click here.

There will be also be a major public meeting on 16 January at Medina Theatre, Newport (6.30pm to 8.30pm), featuring an interactive question and answer session with leading members of the council.

In addition, there will be a series of engagement sessions with key stakeholders throughout January 2018.

Background papers

The council's Medium Term Financial Strategy can be viewed here (PDF, 37.90KB, 2 pages).