Spending agreed for vital services

East Sussex County Council has agreed to spend £417 million on services in the year ahead, including support for those most affected by Covid-19.

The budget for 2021-22 does not include any new cuts to services (beyond some of those already identified a year ago), recognising the pressures on many families, individuals and businesses in East Sussex.

Council tax for services provided by the county council will increase for a typical (Band D) home by £1 a week from April.

Council leader Keith Glazier said: “By working with our partners in East Sussex, and with good financial planning, we’ve been able to agree a budget which adds no new cuts to services and keeps us above our core offer – the minimum level of service we think residents should be able to expect.”