Budget savings options

Everyone in South Lanarkshire has been urged to give their views on the budget plans and the consultation is now closed. These included a range of savings options that are up for consideration to plug a budget gap currently estimated at £11.8million. This gap could be reduced depending on the level of council tax increase which can be agreed.

Like most of the public sector, we have been facing funding challenges at a time when demand for services has been rising. We have already had to find almost £155 million in savings over the last 10 years.

Proposals to set the budget will not be finalised until the New Year, after the council has been told what its grant will be from the Scottish Government.

We are always open to ideas about how the council can save money and do more with our resources. If you have any suggestions on how we could do this please send an email to savings@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.