Lincolnshire County Council again faces challenges in setting a balanced budget while maintaining the services residents rely on.

Initial budget proposals for 2023/24 were discussed by Executive on 4 January 2023. 

Plans include:

  • £275m for adult care and community wellbeing
  • £84m for children’s social care
  • £47m for highways
  • £22m for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

More details are in the report here:

The proposals include three options for a rise in council tax of between 3% to 5%. Despite this, and additional government fundingthe council will still need to use between £3.4m to £10.3m from its reserves to balance the budget, based on current projections.

We’d like to know what your council thinks of the options:

-Option A: 2% adult social care precept + 0.99% general precept = 2.99% precept

-Option B: 2% adult social care precept + 1.99% general precept = 3.99% precept

-Option C: 2% adult social care precept + 2.99% general precept = 4.99% precept

Please give us your feedback before 26 January 2023 here:

We’ll share responses with Executive on 7 February 2023.