Planning for the 2019/20 budget

Like all local authorities, we're facing some challenging times ahead as we plan for this year's budget.

A further cut in funding in real terms to the local government settlement will undoubtedly impact on the vital services that the council delivers to individuals, families and communities across North Lanarkshire.

This is where our budget comes from.

where does budget come from

And this is where the money goes to fund services.

where does the budget go

While the Scottish Government's budget has reduced by less than 1% since 2013, the real-terms cut to councils has been more than 7%.

how is the budget reduced

As some of the budget is protected by the Scottish Government for education, health and social-care, money-saving measures need to be made from other core services like roads, waste, local facilities and public protection.

For North Lanarkshire, the Scottish Government's budget, taken together with inflation pressures, nationally agreed pay awards, and cost pressures caused by an increasingly older population, means we need to save around £29.8 million this year.

All our senior staff are working to provide savings options so we can continue to provide services for the people of North Lanarkshire. This is a difficult process and some hard decisions will need to be made when the full council meets on 21 February 2019.

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