The Government has announced a massive £236 million budget boost for Norfolk County Council next year, as part of the Conservatives’ commitment to level up local services across the country and give them the resources they need to support their communities as we recover from the pandemic.
Local authorities in England, including Norfolk County Council, will receive a share of £51.2 billion local government funding next year – up £2.2 billion on this year. Funding for key public services will again be protected, with significant extra resources dedicated to areas where they are needed most. This is on top of the additional funding given to local areas throughout the pandemic so far to protect vital services that have kept vulnerable people and communities safe.
Local councils play a vital role in our communities, providing the crucial local services that people rely on every day. These extra funds will help our local leaders make a positive change in the area. This builds on the significant funding boost the council received at the beginning of the year, underlying our determination to ensure all local authorities have the resources they need to drive forward our recovery in a way that works for our community as we build back better after the pandemic.