Hull City Council Leader Mike Ross

Budget proposals for 2024/25 from Hull City Council leader Mike Ross

Updated: Full Council has today, 22 February, approved the budget for 2024/25.

Hull City Council has published the Leader’s proposed budget for 2024/25.

The proposals are to be discussed at the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee on 9 February, before it goes to Full Council on 22 February – where a final decision will be made.

Council Leader, Councillor Mike Ross, said: “A budget is being proposed based on what residents have told the Council they want to see in the city.

“The proposed budget includes measures to deliver the ambitions of the Community Plan agreed by the Council to make Hull a cleaner, greener and safer city and to tackle the cost of living crisis to help more families across the city with the challenges they face.”

Proposed spending measures include:

Cleaner

  • £1,500,000 for the High Streets Support Fund, to help develop local shopping and community centres.
  • £1,500,000 for footpath repairs, to be spent as part of a £4.5m fund over 3 years.
  • £1,000,000 for Love Your Neighbourhood, which sees street cleaning teams tackle things such as litter, graffiti, and fly-tipping.
  • £30,000 for bulky items

Greener

  • £900,000 for the Warm Homes initiative, which provides an impartial fuel poverty advice service for householders in the city, including information on making homes more energy efficient.
  • £200,000 for community nature trails
  • £175,000 for park maintenance
  • £100,000 for pocket parks

Safer

  • £500,000 for the Crime Prevention Fund, which offers grants to go towards measures to tackle crime within the city.
  • £357,000 for road resurfacing
  • £350,000 for CCTV

The budget proposes a Council Tax rise of 4.99% – a 2.99% increase for General Fund Services plus 2% for the Adult Social Care precept – though with discounts proposed for care leavers.

Read the full Budget Statement proposals here

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