The financial challenge
St Helens Borough Council, like other councils across the country, continues to face financial challenges in providing good quality services and ensure the council remains financially sustainable for the future.
Setting a balanced budget for 2022/23
A 'Mid-year Medium Term Financial Strategy update 2021-2024' report was presented to Cabinet on 10 November 2021, providing an update on the council's medium-term strategy and highlighting a series of key risks, uncertainties and pressures that continue to exist. A further budget report was presented to Cabinet on 12 January 2022, updating the Medium Term Financial Strategy following the provisional local government finance settlement.
The final budget report, the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2022-2025 and Revenue and Capital Budget 2022/23 was approved by Cabinet on 23 February 2022 and full Council on 2 March 2022. These reports, and a copy of the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2022-2025 and Revenue & Capital Budget 2022/23, can be found under 'Downloads' below.