This year, all service areas must be considered as Councils look to address pressures of £1bn – that’s the impact if Scottish Government does not change its current spending plans.
Councils spend around £1.4bn on neighbourhood services such as waste, planning and roads – that’s about 11% of all net revenue expenditure.
If these services take their ‘fair share’ of the financial pressures for 2023/24, they could have to find savings of about £154m.
£154m is the equivalent of:
- 33% of the roads and transport budget
- 70% of the building planning and development budget
- 21% of the environment services budget
Neighbourhood services also spend about £1.5bn in capital funding on maintenance and new infrastructure. Programmes funded are at risk due to significantly increased cost pressures, with no additional capital forthcoming.
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