Budget approved at meeting of full council

Council News
17:03, Thursday, 25th February 2021

North Lincolnshire Council’s 2021/22 budget was approved at its Full Council meeting on Thursday 25 February 2020.

The budget includes plans to protect communities, enhance the environment and create jobs to help support the area recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spending plans also include a commitment to free parking in Ashby, Brigg and Scunthorpe and cash for the successful Imagination Library scheme giving all children under five free books. There will be continued support for the planting of thousands of trees and additional investment to protect homes from flooding and funding for footpaths, roads and home security for the vulnerable people.

A grant scheme was also detailed to help businesses create new jobs across the coming months in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

General council tax was increased by 1.48 per cent and the adult social care precept increased by 2 per cent for 2021/22.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Over the last year, Covid has put our systems through a real test, giving us a clearer picture of what works well and what does not.

“Our fantastic team in North Lincolnshire has shown great innovation and imagination and delivered our services in the most challenging circumstances imaginable.

“With the determination, enterprise and resilience of the economy here in North Lincolnshire we will get through this and build back better.

“Now we have a very serious plan for investment across the coming five years that will create jobs. These proposals will create a more attractive environment for businesses to invest.

“The end result of all of this will be that the right conditions will have been developed for highly-skilled, well-paid, sustainable jobs to flourish in Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire.”