A gap in the financial budget was identified by the Merseyside council.
Based on the most up-to-date estimates, the Wirral Council’s budget in the coming financial year could exceed £30 million less.
It’s more than treble the £16.5 million deficit the council was facing earlier in the year, which led to the closing of Williamson Art Gallery in Oxton as well as Birkenhead’s Europa Pools at Birkenhead as well as other services to help close the gap.
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The much-loved services weren’t removed in the end however, the budget deficit being repaid through voluntary redundancies and plans to increase the revenue generated by parking levies for cars, among other initiatives.
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Wirral Council leader Cllr Janette Williamson declared that There are “no easy answers” to the issue.
“We are ready to initiate a borough-wide consultation on the budget for the following financial year 2022-23,” the Labour councillor said. As we try to get past the most severe of the pandemic, we should keep our eyes on the financial stability of the council.
“To do so, we must establish a legal, balanced budget that allows us to continue providing important frontline services to people while also protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities and moving forward with much-needed regeneration.”
“However, it is already evident that we cannot expect to continue working in the same ways we have in the past, and as a result, we must seize every chance to rethink how services might be offered in order to enhance value for money for Council Tax payers.”
The president of the council acknowledged the fact that “tough decisions” lie ahead.
“Right now, councillors and council officers are working hard to see what options we have for saving money, creating revenue, running more efficiently, and improving our financial position in various ways, including by bringing more revenue into the council,” she said. It’s a complicated procedure that requires difficult decisions.
“We’ve taken on similar difficulties in the past, but if there were any straightforward solutions, we’ve taken them in previous years.” Thus, I’m aware there’s no easy solution as well.” The summary comes to a conclusion.”