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.

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.