Our budget for 2020/21 will be set on 26 February.
There are still significant challenges ahead with more budget cuts a reality over the next five years.
There is an estimated funding gap for next year of around £20m. Council officers were tasked with producing proposals for savings options
However, we still expect to be spending c£2.5bn on services in our local communities over the next 5 years.
The Council approved its five year Business Plan in May 2019 and sets out how we will deliver transformation and savings while achieving the best possible outcomes for our communities. Our plan contains a range of innovative ideas and projects that will help us transform and modernise our services.
On 22 January 2020 the Council agreed its Housing budget with £316m committed over the next five years for improvements to existing homes and provision of new additional homes.
This investment programme is entirely separate from the Council's other budgets and revenue raised by housing rents and grants etc, can only be reinvested in housing programmes and no other aspect of Council services.
Where the money comes from 2019/20
In 2019/20 we spent around £340m providing services across all of our communities and invested £43.5m in large scale projects across all our services
Our three main areas of income are:
|Scottish Government Grant||202,700|
Where the money is spent
We have 13 main areas of service delivery.
|Secondary education ||80,915|
|Health and Social Care for Adults||66,986|
|Social Work for Children and Young People||24,469|
|Waste Collection and disposal||13,697|
|Early Learning and Childcare||12,316|
|Design, Roads and Transport||10,815|
|Culture, Leisure and Sports facilities||9,843|
|Community Learning and Development||3,211|
|Planning and Economic Development||3,117|
|Housing and Communities||3,010|
|Welfare advice and benefits ||2,693|
There is a small number of services and areas that support the way the Council operates
- Support Services £18.234m
- Democratic Support £1.804m
Staff costs account for £240.548m
- Teachers £88.477m
- Other Council staff £152.071m