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Budget proposals for 2020-21

Much of our investment will support the most vulnerable such as adults with learning difficulties and looked after children and young people leaving care.

Our budget proposals have now been published and we are planning to invest £6.6 million into continuing to provide key services for residents. 

However, we still need to save £34 million over the next four years and it comes at a time when the demand for services is increasing and we are supporting more vulnerable people than ever before.

Kingston’s overall population continues to grow year on year and we are now providing services for 20,000 more residents than in 2011. The population is expected to reach 202,234 by 2030. 

The council also no longer receives any additional funding from central Government - this is down from £66 million in 2010 and means we are more reliant on council tax and business rates to balance our budget.

The council’s draft budget for 2020-21 will be presented at Full Council on 27 February 2020. You’re welcome to come along to the meeting at Guildhall, or you can watch it live on the council website.

This year, in order to help us save money on printing and also reduce the impact on our environment, we have launched a new new e-billing service for your council tax. 

This means you can now register to receive your council tax bills and notices by email, as well as view your account and see when bills are due and if payments have been received.

Benefits of e-billing

  • Safe and secure

  • Fast and accessible – bills can be viewed instantly, 24 hours a day

  • Saves money on printing and postage

  • Environmentally friendly

To find out more about this year’s budget and to sign up for our e-billing service, please visit: www.kingston.gov.uk/RBKBudget2021