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Bedford Borough Council says it is facing £32 million COVID-19 shortfall

Bedford Borough Council Executive will next week discuss the financial impact of coronavirus in a report which sets out an expected financial gap of £32.6millon over the next two years.

The Council said that the impact of coronavirus has affected services across the Borough. Adding that it is under unprecedented pressure to deliver care for the vulnerable, elderly and shielded, including through the Community Hub, while keeping vital day-to-day operations running in challenging circumstances.

The Budget for 2020/21 will be discussed at a meeting of the Executive on Wednesday (24 June 2020), setting out the financial impact of these vital support services and lost income to the Council.

The report forecasts extra costs and lost income of £13.7m in this year’s Budget. This is on top of £1.3m extra spent in 2019/20 at the start of the outbreak.

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