Council budget 2020/21

Dumfries and Galloway Council continues to face huge challenges with more budget cuts a reality over the next three years. Forecasts of our budget show that the Council can expect to have £49 million less to spend on services and resources. This is nearly 15% of our current budget over that period and is in addition to almost £106 million that has been cut since 2010.

Council Budget 2020/21

Thank you for your feedback in relation to the Council's Budget.  We're now able to share what you, our customers, citizens and partners told us.

When asked 'What 3 things does the Council do that's most important to you?', the most frequently provided answers were:

  1. Education
  2. Roads
  3. Support for Learning
  4. Economy
  5. Social Work

The 3 Budget Options agreed with most are:

  • Increase fees and charges for Stranraer and Kirkcudbright Marinas
  • Increased charges for Finance and Procurement additional services
  • Increase charges at Council owned Caravan sites

36% of those asked agreed to a 3% increase in Council Tax and 41% preferred a 4.75% increase.

Written responses

Many citizens and customers took the time to tell us what they think about the Councils Budget challenge and the Options proposed by Officers.  (Please note that these are large files and may take a few minutes to download).

What happens next?

A report will be presented to Members of Dumfries and Galloway Council on 17 December 2019. This will give Councillors an update on the Budget Process Timetable and report the detailed feedback from the recent Budget consultation.  You can find more information by clicking the link below:

 

Page last updated: 17/12/2019
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