How we spend our money to deliver our priorities - Revenue

    Our General Fund Services

    Service£m
    Childrens Services1,000
    Health & Social Care Partnership / Social Work Adult Services350
    Development Services120
    Corporate & Housing Services115
    Capital Charges & other68
    Falkirk Community Trust47

    What we will do

    We will spend more than £1billion over the next 5 years supporting our children and young people via our Children's Services.

    This means we are investing in:

    • Raising aspiration and ambition
    • Reducing the impact of poverty on children and their families

    We will fund over £350m in the Health & Social Care Partnership to transform and improve the quality and consistency of services for patients, carers, service users and their families.

    For the next 5 years, through our other Services, we will invest around £300m in:

    • Growing our economy
    • Improving the neighbourhoods we live in
    • Promoting vibrant town centres
    • Working with communities to deliver better services

    How we spend our money to deliver our priorities - Capital

    General Services Capital Programme

    Service£m
    Roads Infrastructure89
    New HQ30
    Flood Protection 29
    School Estate27
    Arts Centre15
    Other11
    Vehicles8
    Parks and Open Spaces8
    ICT Digital7

    What we will do

    Our Capital programme pays for major projects or the purchasing / replacement, building and improving of council assets.

    We will invest in our digital capability to underpin the transformation of how we deliver services to support individuals and communities.

    Over the next 5 years, we will spend more than £150m on our roads, school estates, parks and open spaces, and flood prevention.

    This helps make our area 'the place to be'.


    What we spend to make high quality sustainable homes that people can afford and meet their needs

    Housing Revenue Account

    Type£m
    Property131
    Capital Charges130
    Employee40
    Support Services24
    Supplies & Services19
    Other costs10

    Housing Capital

    Type£m
    New Build Housing124
    Maintenance & Improvements109
    Energy Efficiency Works17
    Other costs17
    Estate Improvements14

    What we will do

    The aim of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) is to ensure that tenants of Falkirk Council receive the maximum benefit from their rents and ultimately the best standards of service.

    We anticipate spending around £353m over the next 5 years:

    • Property spend includes repairs and maintenance of our housing stock and estates.
    • Capital charges includes £88m for the repayment of borrowing for capital works, buy backs and new build, along with a £42m contribution to reduce borrowing.

    Housing Capital is used to improve existing Falkirk Council homes and to build new homes.

    We anticipate investing c£280m over the next 5 years.


    What our budget looks like over the next 5 years

    In our budget we have projected an estimated £76m budget gap over the next 5 years.

    Our business plan shows how we will bridge around £70m of this gap and we know there is still work to be done in the latter years to fully balance our budget.

    2019/20 £'m 2020/21 £'m 2021/22 £'m 2022/23 £'m 2023/24 £'m Total £'m
    Budget Gaps 18.6 20 12.5 12.8 12.4 76.3
    Additional Investment 1.7 0 -1.4 -0.3 0 0
    Budget Realignment 8 4.9 -0.5 -0.9 -0.5 11
    Gap to be bridged 12.3 15.1 11.6 13.4 12.9 65.3
    Services of the future 3.0 4.9 2.8 2.9 2.9 16.5
    Digital 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.8
    Transformational Enablers 0.3 0.5 0.1 0 0.1 0.9
    Enabled Communities 1.2 2.3 2.5 1.6 1.5 9.1
    Entrepreneurial Services 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.5 0.5 3.4
    Other Savings 4.0 2.4 1 0.4 0.5 8.4
    FCT 0 1 1 1.5 1.5 5
    IJB 2 2.7 2.7 3.2 2.2 12.8
    Reserves 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Gap bridged 12.3 15.1 11.6 10.4 9.5 58.9
    Balance 0 0 0 3 3.4 6.4
    Council Tax - Potential Additional 1.5% - 1 1 1 1 4