Budget and priorities consultation 2014/15

  1. Outcome
  2. Priorities
  3. Council Tax
  4. Investment
  5. Economic growth
  6. Savings (You are here)


We have listened to residents about their priorities when faced with difficult choices. We have sought to minimise the impact on front line services where possible.

The majority of savings are coming from back office systems and changing financial arrangements. Examples include:

  • £2 million is being saved on waste contracts 
  • £590k from capitalising the Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service and Assistive Technology budgets

Proposed cuts include:

  • Cutting the cost of councillors by more than £200,000 by reducing allowances and removal of the Leader's car
  • Stopping the Imagination Library scheme to save £400,000 over two years
  • Reduction in funding to City Learning Centres to save £200,000
  • Reducing the number of buildings the Council owns to save £180,000

Other savings will be realised by doing things differently including:

  • Putting more services online
  • Restructuring drug and alcohol services

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