Council budget 2019 - 2021

Dumfries and Galloway Council is facing significant financial pressures. We will not know exactly how much funding we are getting from the Scottish Government for 2019/2020 until the end of 2018, however it's likely that we'll need to find even more savings of £30 million over the next two years.

Your Council has already made savings of £92 million over the past six years by prioritising resources, reducing management, and delivering services in a more efficient way. However, increasing demand for key services and delivering across our large rural area means we must continue to do things differently, speed up our progress on digital services, work more closely with our partners and alongside communities. We know that we cannot continue to do all that we do and that it is necessary for us to change as well as reduce.

Your Council wants to understand your views on ways to make more savings, raise income and where we should invest in our local priorities.

Have your say

We asked you to get involved and share your thoughts and views with us to help inform how we sets our budget for 2019/2020. There were a range of different ways for you to share your thoughts online and in person:

  • online budget simulator (closed on Sunday 9 December)
  • community consultations events (various locations across the region in November and December)

Your views will be used to inform Elected Members' decisions on how the budget for the following two years could be decided. Full Council will decide the Council's Budget at a meeting on the Thursday 28 February.

Further information

Email yourbudget@dumgal.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Page last updated: 04/01/2019
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