Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed its budget for 2012/13:
Services identified ways that they could save money and developed these options for committee. The detailed savings options for each service are published below.
Planning and Environment Services
Social Work Services
Community & Customer Services
Chief Executive Service
Police, Fire and Rescue
The United Kingdom Government is cutting back on public spending to help bring the budget for the whole country back into balance. This meant that the grant given to the Scottish Government was reduced.
This means that the money that is given to Scottish Councils was less than previous years.
Your Council still have the lowest Council Tax in mainland Scotland at £1,049 for band D. Your Council Tax has been frozen at that level since 2007/8 and is £100 (8.7%) below the national average of £1,149 for band D
With less money to run local services, your Council had to look at ways to save money across all of its services.
The savings agreed this financial year have bridged a funding gap of of £8.354 million.
Updated: 14 February 2012