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£2bn WSCC budget agreed for 2024/25

West Sussex County Council is set to invest £2bn to support residents, communities and businesses over the coming year, including an extra £81.9m of funding for vital day-to-day services.

The council’s budget for 2024/25 was agreed at a meeting of the Full Council on Friday 16 February where councillors approved:

• £31.2m more for vulnerable children and young people
• £18.3m more for adults’ social care
• £4m extra to maintain the county’s 4,000km of roads
• £27.8m to manage increased costs, as inflation levels remain high.

During 2024/25 the council also plans to spend £131.6m of its £695m five-year Capital Programme. The main areas of investment being highways, schools and the environment.

At the meeting, members across all political parties debated measures that were then agreed to balance the budget for the year ahead. These include efficiency savings of £15.7m, an increase in core council tax of 2.99%, and an additional adult social care precept of 2%.

Click here for more detail on the Budget 2024/25

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