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Council budget 2023/24

Each year, the council has a legal duty to set a balanced budget. This year, councillors will meet on February 23 to set a budget for 2023/24.

We already know that the council is facing £67million of cuts over the next three years, on top of £228m of cuts over the last decade.

The Scottish Government grant funds more than 80% of council services, with council tax and other income making up the remainder.

The council has to make savings because of successive real-term cuts in its budget from the Scottish Government, increasing demand for services from a population with increasingly complex needs, and the impact of inflation.

Much of the budget for our services is specifically linked to Scottish Government priorities and these services can’t be considered for savings. This means that the bulk of the cuts must be borne by services that are unprotected in this way.

Councillors will have very difficult decisions to make to ensure they set a balanced budget for the year ahead.

You can watch the videos on this page to find out more about the council’s budget, how it is spent and some of the considerations we have to make.


Where does the council get its money from?

Revenue & capital funding

How the revenue budget is spent

Page last updated:
06 Feb 2023

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