Budget 2019-20 and 2020-21

  1. Our proposed budget options for 2019/20 and 2020/21 (You are here)
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  3. What Happens Next?

Our proposed budget options for 2019/20 and 2020/21

Rotherham Council has proposed a series of budget options for the next two years, 2019/20 and 2020/21, to meet a further funding shortfall of £30 million. This is on top of £177 million worth of savings made since 2010.

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.

Where does the Council get its money from?

The Council’s current budget is £217 million and is funded from £105 million Council Tax, £63 million Business Rates and £49 million Government funding.

What does the Council spend its money on?

  • £60m on Children and Young People's Service
  • £77m on Adult Care, Housing and Public Health
  • £41m on Regeneration and Environment Services
  • £18m on Central Services
  • £15m on Finance and Customer Services
  • £6m on Assistant Chief Executive portfolio

The area of highest spend is social care due to demand.

Protecting the most vulnerable children and adults, whilst continuing to provide core services – like road repairs and street cleansing – underpins the authority’s budget for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

To manage the financial challenge we face, 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

The Council is looking to set a two year budget through to 2020/21 when new national funding arrangements for councils are expected to be in place.

The consultation will run from Friday 26 October until Friday 30 November 2018.

See the savings proposals

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