Budget 2017/18

Our 2017 / 18 budget

Rotherham Council has agreed its 2017/18 budget – approving proposals to meet a further funding shortfall of £24m, on top of £138m worth of savings which have already been made since 2010.

The proposals – which were subject to public consultation from 1 December 2016 to 3 January 2017 – were agreed by Full Council on 8 March 2017.

Protecting the most vulnerable children and adults, while maintaining the services everyone relies on – like waste collection, road repairs and street cleansing – underpins the authority’s budget for 2017 / 18.

Investment in children’s services has also been prioritised, with an additional £10m committed to continuing to improve child safeguarding services.

Further savings are needed due to ongoing reductions in funding from Government, an increasing demand for services as a result of a growing and ageing population, and increasing costs for the council in providing services.

To manage the financial challenge we face and achieve the necessary, we're working with partners to get best value for everything we do and focusing any investment on the agreed priorities set out in the Council Plan:

  • Every child making the best start in life
  • A strong community in a clean and safe environment
  • Every adult secure, responsible and empowered
  • Extending opportunity, prosperity and planning for the future
  • A modern, efficient council

Before we set the budget in March 2017 we asked for your views on the proposals, which we know some of which will have an impact on you and your community.

The consultation is now closed - thanks to everyone who took part.

Your feedback was considered as part of the budget setting process. You can view the proposals which were consulted on below.

Our response to your frequently asked questions and suggestions can also be viewed below.

See the savings proposals summary

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