Council budget 2023/24
Dumfries and Galloway Council has agreed its budget and set the council tax level for financial year 2023/24.
Elected members agreed a council tax increase of 6% to help protect services.
The Council faces a raft of cost pressures from pay uplifts to inflationary increases and, when compared against the funding being made available, it has an estimated funding gap of £40 million over the next three years. The new budget is a key step towards addressing this gap.
Increasing council tax is one of a range of measures the Council is taking in an effort to balance its books including reducing energy usage within Council buildings and a focus on digital service redesign.
But we are investing, too. More than £30 million has been earmarked as part of the budget to improve the condition of the roads and infrastructure across Dumfries and Galloway.
This investment - to run over the next five financial years - will see a major increase in the amount of roads maintenance undertaken each year by Dumfries and Galloway Council; that's more potholes repaired, more improvements to road drainage, more repairs to bridges and more repairs to footpaths.
You can find out more on the Latest News section of our website.
And if you want to examine the fine detail of the agreed budget, click here.