Spending on council services

2018/19 budget

The council's budget and council tax for 2018/19, and the savings programme for 2018/19 to 2021/22 were agreed at the Council Meeting on 13 February 2018.

The 2018/19 budget provides for spending on services of £201.5 million.

Savings 2018/19 to 2021/22

See a full list of the savings approved at the council meeting of 13 February 2018.

Council Tax

At a meeting of the full council on Tuesday 13 February 2018, councillors also agreed to increase council tax by 3 per cent from 1 April 2018, raising the Band D equivalent tax from £1,246 to £1,283 a year

Our Budget Challenge 2019/20

Current projections show that Midlothian Council will be £5.25 million short of what is needed to fund services in 2019/20. Estimates suggest that this budget gap could rise to £23.2 million by 2022/23.

Income and savings

The projected funding available already incorporates an increase in council tax next year of 3 per cent, although no increase will be confirmed until the council meets to agree its budget in February 2019.  A programme of savings and service changes approved by the council last year has also been factored in.  Although this is expected to deliver £2.65 million in savings in 2019/20, this still leaves an additional £5.25 million to be found next year.

Shaping our Future 2019/20

Find out more about our budget challenge on the Shaping our Future pages

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