Spending on council services
Midlothian Council has approved a balanced budget for 2022/23, with revenue spending on services this year set to be £251 million. The biggest spend will be in education (£109.7 million), and health and social care (£56.4 million).
The council’s funding from the Scottish Government for 2022/23 is £184.107 million, which represents a real terms reduction in core funding year-on-year. As a result, councillors have had to use “fiscal flexibility” to meet a projected gap in the budget of £9.727 million.
£1.369 million of this will be funded from a council tax rise of 2.38%, equivalent to a Band D increase of 65p per week from April 2022. The Midlothian Council Tax for a Band D property is £1,442.60 compared to last year's level of £1,409.
Other measures approved by the council to meet the budget gap include using £2 million from uncommitted, earmarked reserves, and deferring debt repayments to secure an additional £6.358 million.
The council has also approved a one-off addition of £0.25 million to the 2022/23 budget to supplement the Scottish Welfare Fund in Midlothian, which provides grants to people in crisis.
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- Statement of Accounts
- Annual Performance Reports
- Single Midlothian Plan documents
- Service plans
- Balanced Scorecard
- Financial Strategy figures 2018/19 to 2021/22
- 2018-2028 Capital Investment Strategy
- Childrens Services Service Plans
- Place Service Plans
- Corporate Solutions Service Plans
- Midlothian Digital Strategy 2021-23 (PDF)
- Members' Environmental Funds