Budget 2018/19 - 2019/20

Closes 15 Dec 2017

Opened 18 Oct 2017

Overview

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.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Housing benefit
  • Welfare reform
  • Commercial bins and recycling
  • Household bins and recycling
  • Business rates
  • Economic development
  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Licences and permits
  • Scientific services
  • Support for businesses
  • Trading standards
  • Access to information
  • Births, marriages and deaths
  • Budgets and spending
  • Community planning
  • Councillors and committees
  • Elections and voting
  • Funding opportunities
  • Performance and statistics
  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Sustainable development
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Community safety
  • Crime
  • Emergency planning
  • Flooding
  • Protect someone from harm
  • Severe weather
  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape designations
  • Nature
  • Noise
  • Pest control
  • Pollution
  • Council and housing association homes
  • Council homes
  • Homeless or at risk
  • Housing support
  • Private housing
  • Jobs and training
  • Jobs and training for young people
  • Volunteering
  • Area regeneration
  • Building warrants
  • Conservation
  • Enforcement
  • Land and property
  • Local plans and guidelines
  • Permissions for development
  • Planning applications
  • Public space
  • Adult and community learning development
  • Nurseries and childcare
  • Parental engagement
  • Schools
  • Youth clubs and participation
  • Adults and Older People
  • Carers
  • Children and families
  • Disabilities
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Looked after and accommodated children
  • Offenders
  • Paying for Care
  • People with addictions
  • People with mental health issues
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Cycling and walking
  • Traffic and transportation