28 February 2018
On Wednesday 7 March, Kensington and Chelsea Council will be holding its budget meeting, this happens every year and is an important meeting looking at the way the Council should fund its services. The different political groups will debate options for a future budget throughout the evening in the council chamber, before a vote is taken on setting council tax for the next financial year.
This is likely to be a long meeting, to enable councillors to fully consider all the detail of the budget proposals – as a result, we will not be accommodating public speakers on the night.
As usual for these meetings, security will be in place and there will be a limit to the number of people we can fit in the council chamber and public gallery, so please arrive early (we suggest 5pm) in order to get through security and bag checks, the meeting is set to start at 5.30pm.
The Council leadership team has already outlined that their proposal is to set council tax for Band D at £845, an increase of £47. This would be a rise of 5.99%, of which 3% will go towards funding Adult Social Care, and 2.99% for increasing costs and inflation.
We also have an update on our Grenfell Scrutiny Committee meetings, the next one will be replaced with a drop-in session at the Museum of Brands on Wednesday 21 March.