The council set its budget for 2017/18 on 15 February 2017.
At the time the budget was set, the council has received notification of its funding allocations for 2017/18 only. These are dependent on the Scottish Government budget being passed on 20 February 2017.
The council receives grant funding from Scottish Government, partly as General Revenue Grant and partly as a share of the money collected by the council from businesses on the Scottish Government’s behalf. In total this comes to 80% of the council’s funding. Funding which the council is free to use as it decides has been reduced by £4 million from 2016/17.
The council has received additional funding of £1,271,000 but this must be passed to directly to schools as allocated by Scottish Government.
The council has agreed savings of £3.39 million in 2017/18. This leaves a shortfall against planned expenditure of £7,611,000 which is planned to be funded from council reserves.
The budget approved on 15 February can be seen by selecting the link below. The budget has been broken down by departments. This analysis represents the starting point for the council’s budget. Savings and provisions for pay and price increases and to meet budget pressures will be released throughout the year.
Such amendments are approved by the Policy and Resources Committee.