£4.7m Calderdale Council cuts caused by £6m funding shortfall

As of July this year,  Calderdale Council was predicting that it will suffer a funding shortfall of £6m this financial year, based on revenue monitoring.

This is because of savage central government cuts to local authority funding. This is worst in northern and Labour councils.

Cllr Jane Scullion reported to the 10th July Cabinet meeting that Directors had found ways to cut spending by £4.7m by the end of the financial year.

The Chief Executive’s Office were forecasting a balanced budget.

Adults Health and Social Care were forecasting a balanced budget with the use of £1m of reserves.

Children and Young People were forecasting a £3.5m shortfall, Economy and Environment were currently forecasting a £938k shortfall and Communities and Service Support were  forecasting a £191k shortfall but were aiming for a balanced budget by year end.