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Budget consultation – we need your views

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Every year local authorities must set out their proposals for the next year's spending plans – their budget. 

Once councils have put these budget plans together, they are required to put them out to public consultation, which gives residents a chance to give feedback. 

This year, our budget consultation will run from 9 November 2020 to 1 February 2021 to give Oldham residents the chance to have their say on our proposals and, if they wish, suggest alternative proposals. 

This consultation comes at a time where the council is looking to save more than £30million as a result of the continuing financial pressures of the Coronavirus and increased demand for services. 

As a result of the level of savings needed, officers and councillors have come up with a range of proposals to cut expenditure and change the way the council operates.  

These proposals are now available to view, where you can let us know what you think. 

Once the consultation closes your feedback will be analysed by our research team. 

Your thoughts will then be considered by full council when they discuss and agree on the final budget on Tuesday 04 March 2021.