Budget 2019/20

Closed 31 Jan 2019

Opened 25 Oct 2018


Redbridge Council faces huge financial challenges. The Council's has seen its budget fall by £166m since 2010. By 2021 we expect that all central funding will be cut.

Despite having some of the lowest per person spending levels of funding in London, Redbridge has managed to achieve high performance.

We have:

  • Retained weekly bin collections, free green garden waste and free bulky waste collections when many other London boroughs have cut these services.
  • Reduced fly-tipping by 22% in the year to August 2018.
  • Achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction for adult care services in London, and the second highest in the country, despite having one of the smallest budgets for these services.
  • Maintained high quality children’s services, intervening early to achieve one of the lowest levels of looked after children in London, with one of the lowest spends.

Why we are consulting

This consultation seeks your views on how the council should manage the pressure of national budget cuts, maintain our record of high performance and deliver on the priorities that matter to our residents, which are set out in our Corporate Plan.

Our budget proposals set out our ambitions to deliver a responsible and balanced budget over the next three years. Key proposals include:

  • Increasing licensing fees to raise standards for houses in multiple occupation
  • Buying new properties to house people who become homeless in the borough
  • New models of social care that invest in keeping people in their own home
  • The transformation of our parking services through digital technology and better regulation across the borough
  • New approaches to supporting looked after children and their families to reduce the need for costly placements

Taken together, we expect these proposals to generate £12.8m of savings.

Before you respond to this consultation, you should read the full set of budget proposals.


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  • Council Tenants and Leaseholders
  • Older people
  • Children
  • Young people
  • All residents
  • Parents
  • Businesses
  • Developers
  • Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Religious groups
  • People with a disability
  • People who are LGBT
  • Immigrants and asylum seekers
  • BAME groups
  • People with no recourse to public funds


  • Budget