Hackney Council launches campaign to help address future budget challenges

Hackney Council faces a projected funding gap of almost £57 million between 2024/25 and 2026/27. To help address the issue the Council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the challenges the borough will face maintaining essential services while navigating a complex financial landscape.

Hackney Council encourages all residents to complete the online questionnaire and be part of the effort to shape the future of their community. Cllr Rob Chapman, Cabinet Member for Finance, Insourcing, and Customer Services, emphasised the importance of resident engagement during these challenging times. 

Cllr Robert Chapman, Cabinet member for Finance

The joint forces of rising living costs, inflation, reduced government funding, and increasing demand for essential services place unprecedented pressure on Hackney's budget. We must make difficult decisions to safeguard our residents' well-being and the future of our vital public services.

We urge all residents to take part in this survey. The more people who participate, the better our campaign will be, as it will be more informed and responsive to the needs of our community.

Cllr Robert Chapman, Cabinet member for Finance
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney

We’re committed to providing the best possible services to all the residents of Hackney. But unfortunately without more support from the government it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide the help upon which so many depend. Local government has lost 60p in every £1 we used to receive from the government. The more we can do to manage our limited resources the more we can continue to invest into the borough. Please complete the survey to help us navigate the difficult times ahead.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor of Hackney

Consultation with residents, businesses, and stakeholders will inform a longer-term campaign. The consultation aims to gauge community knowledge about the pressures the Council faces, and the means within its gift to address some of these, to inform future strategies in response.

To access the survey and get involved in this crucial initiative, please visit our website.