The Council is facing an estimated budget gap of around £20m for 2017/18. Significant
savings have already been made, including reducing the workforce by 7% in the past
two years, but the financial pressures over the past decade have still seen a budget
gap of more than £108m arise. This means there are no easy savings options left.
Council officials have prepared a wide range of savings options for consideration,
adding up to £11m, and these are published here. No final decisions will be taken
by elected members until February 2017.
All the proposals will be looked at very carefully and a full assessment of their
impact will be undertaken before any decisions are taken in February 2017. We are
now seeking the views of interested groups and individuals to help us make informed
decisions and prioritise by need.
A further report will be brought to elected members in December 2016. This report
will then form the basis of the final options prior to setting the Council's budget
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.