Our budget

What we have already done

Haringey Council has seen a 40% real term reduction in government funding since 2010.

This has already resulted in £160 million of savings been delivered.

Your council is much smaller now. We have 45% fewer staff and occupy 12 fewer buildings.

We need to save £20m

The reduction is set to continue up until 2020/21 when a new system of local government funding will be introduced, allowing councils to retain income from business rates. We expect our funding to level-out rather than go up.

The continued reduction in government funding, coupled with rising costs of meeting increased demand in areas like adult social care, children’s social care and temporary housing, means that we have to save around £20 million over the next two years.

We are trying to meet this budget gap while still delivering our ambitions for Haringey as set down in our Corporate Plan, Building a Stronger Haringey Together.

2016/17 spending

This is how much your council was budgeted to spend in 2016/17 and how the money is allocated:

AreaBudget allocation

Council budget allocations 2016/17:

Adult Social Care


Children and Families


Loans and Levies


Safer and Cleaner Neighbourhoods



Democracy and Support


Healthier Living


Investment Jobs and Growth


Libraries and Customers


Housing Strategy and Support


Funding assumptions

These are our funding assumptions over the next two years:

YearAssumed funding
Funding assumptions:

Projected cost of adult care packages and direct services

At the same time as our budget is being cut, more people are coming to us needing help in areas like adult social care and emergency housing. Unless we change the way we do things our overall spend in Adult Social Care is set to go up from £61 million in 2013/14 (one in every £4 we spend) to £91 million by 2018/19 (nearly one in every £3 we spend).

YearCurrent budgetTrajectory of spend
Projected costs of adult care packages and direct services:


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Page Last Updated:

15 December 2016

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