Join the Caerphilly Conversation – Council Budget Setting 2024-2025


Join the Caerphilly Conversation - Council Budget Setting 2024-25

Date opened

22 January 2024

Date closes

13 February 2024


Caerphilly County Borough Council has revealed details of its draft budget proposals for 2024/25, ahead of a meeting of the council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 17 January 2024.

Why are we consulting

“Over the next 3 years Caerphilly is facing a budget shortfall of around £66million, so we need to make some significant changes in order to plug this huge budget gap,” said Cllr Sean Morgan, Leader of Council.

We are reviewing and transforming many of our services to identify efficiencies and deliver positive change, but inevitably, we will also need to make some difficult decisions over the next 12 months to balance our books,” he added.

Some of the key proposals within the budget report include:

  • A proposed 6.9% increase in Council Tax for 2024/25
  • £19.5m of permanent savings
  • £11.4m of temporary savings
  • Use of £11.3m from council reserves towards savings

“It is important that local people get the chance to have your say about these budget proposals, so over the coming weeks we will be holding a widescale public consultation to gather feedback from the community about our budget proposals.”

The public consultation will open on January 22nd, so please keep an eye on our website and social media channels to find out how you can help shape the way we deliver our services in future,” added Cllr Morgan.

The budget report will be considered by Cabinet on 17th January, then, following a period of public consultation, the final report will be considered at a meeting of Full Council at the end of February.


Further information can be found on our Budget Impact Assessment and Integrated Impact Assessment webpages.

Ways to give your views

A survey will open to the public from Monday 22 January and will run until 13 February. 

A number of face-to-face drop-in sessions will also be held across the county borough. Residents are welcome to call in for a chat with a member of the council’s engagement team at the following locations:

  • Monday 29 January, Nelson Library, 10am - 12pm
  • Tuesday 30 January, Blackwood Library, 10am - 12pm
  • Tuesday 30 January, Bargoed Library, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Thursday 1 February, Ystrad Mynach Library, 10am - 12pm
  • Monday 5 February, Rhymney Library, 10am - 12pm
  • Wednesday 7 February, Risca Library, 3pm - 5pm
  • Thursday 8 February, Newbridge Library, 10am - 12pm
  • Friday 9 February, Caerphilly Library, 11am - 1pm

In addition, two online drop-in sessions are scheduled on:

  • Wednesday 31 January, 11am - 12, online
  • Thursday 8 February, 2pm - 3pm, online

Residents wishing to attend one of the online sessions are asked to e-mail with the preferred date, and a link to attend the online session will be provided.

People with any specific requirements such as access, hearing loop, require translation facilities or wish to use the Welsh language at any of the drop-in sessions are asked to contact the team at or by calling 01443 864380.


Contact the team at or by calling 01443 864380.

Date results are expected

Outcomes of the consultation will be fed into the final draft budget report for consideration by Cabinet and Full Council in late February.