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Budget proposals

We would like your views on our budget proposals.

The Executive Committee was presented with a series of financial reports, including a 2019/20 budget strategy paper which outlined plans to make efficiencies totalling £13.181 million in order to balance the budget.

The budget strategy paper (including the detailed savings on the appendix) comes after the council has already made savings in the last decade of £166m, with pressures continuing on local authorities’ budgets due to increases in costs and demand for services at a time when funding has remained static or declined.

The latest proposals are designed to try to protect key frontline services as far as possible.

A decision on the savings proposals will not be made until after the level of grant to be received from the Scottish Government has been confirmed in December. Before these decisions are made we are taking this opportunity to gather views from local residents.

It is expected that, once we have our grant from the government confirmed in December the council will have a budget of around £700m next year.

If you would like us to email you a link to the survey, contact savings@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.