Budget 2018/19 - 2019/20

Closed 15 Dec 2017

Opened 18 Oct 2017


The Council is facing an estimated budget gap of around £40m over the next two years (2018/19-2019/20).

Significant savings have already been made, including reducing the workforce by 7% in the past three years, but the financial pressures over the past decade have still seen a budget gap of more than £100m arise. This means there are no easy savings options left and every area of our work has been looked at very closely.

Council officials have prepared a wide range of savings options for consideration by elected members. These are published here and we would welcome your comments. Further savings will still need to be found to balance the budget and no final decisions will be taken by elected members until February 2018.

The budgets provided from Falkirk Council for the new Integration Joint Board for Health and Social Care as well as Falkirk Community Trust are also being examined as part of the budget process.


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