Budget consultation 2021/22

Closed 6 Nov 2020

Opened 29 Sep 2020


Your priorities for recovery

COVID-19 is a global crisis on a scale unseen since the Second World War.  It has affected communities across the world and changed our way of life forever.  And the crisis isn’t over. 


We know that some impacts of the crisis have yet to be felt in full. We know that we may yet experience further outbreaks of COVID-19 and spikes in infection.  But we also know that we must think about the recovery of our economy, our communities and our public services.


As we think about the future, we want to ensure we understand our residents’ aspirations and anxieties.  We are keen to understand how the crisis has changed people’s priorities for themselves, their families and their communities.  For this reason, we are launching an open consultation, inviting your views on the challenges we face and on your priorities for the future. 


The consultation is divided into two parts.  Part one focuses on priorities for recovery across Essex and the challenges we face as a county.  Part two focuses on the financial pressures facing the county council itself – it invites views on how we should allocate resources to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and sustain public services.   The results of this consultation will inform our plans for the next eighteen months, the budgets we set for the next financial year (2021/22) and our longer-term strategies. 


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Business advice and support
  • Central government
  • Democracy