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PRESS RELEASE : Have your say on tax and spending plans for Norfolk County Council [October 2022]

The press release issued by Norfolk County Council on 21 October 2022.

People can have their say on the county council’s Council Tax and spending proposals, until 16 December 2022.

Norfolk County Council wants to hear people’s views on the level of general Council Tax, plus the adult social care precept, for 2023-24.

You can have your say at and paper copies of the consultation can be requested via email at

Councillor Andrew Jamieson, cabinet member for finance, said: “We all know the cost of living is rising sharply and that has made our efforts to bridge the £60 million gap much more challenging.

“That’s why I’m so keen to hear people’s views on our Council Tax and key savings proposals.”

The council is consulting on:

A proposed total increase of 2.99 per cent – 1.99 per cent for general Council Tax and one per cent for the adult social care precept – in line with the current budget planning and the expected level which will be set by the Government.
People’s view on a rise of 4.10 per cent, as the council has set in previous years, and 10.1 per cent – in line with inflation – which would require a referendum.
The other savings proposals the council is consulting on include:

Reducing the opening hours of the Norfolk Record Office (NRO) from 28 hours a week to 22.5 hours a week.
Reducing weed spraying activities on the highway from twice a year to once a year.
Reducing summer opening hours at Norfolk’s recycling centres and closing all recycling centres on Wednesdays.
The consultation will run from 21 October 2022 to 16 December. Findings will be considered by the cabinet on 30 January, before the full council finalises the budget on 21 February, 2023.