Department of Finance and Corporate Resources
Comhairle Budget Strategy 2013-15
Following on from the 2012/13 budget and faced with the challenge of finding projected savings of £6m for the two year period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2015 the Comhairle approved its initial Budget Strategy 2013-15 (PDF, 310K) in June 2012.
The Comhairle considered the next stage in the process in September 2012 with a Report (PDF, 55K) to the Policy and Resources Committee. As part of this consideration the Comhairle agreed a Revised Budget Timetable (PDF, 20K) .
In line with the agreed Strategy Comhairle Members scored savings proposals brought forward by each department of the Comhairle. These were considered at the Comhairle’s meeting on 1 November 2012 (Budget Consultation 2012 (PDF, 210K)). At that meeting the Comhairle agreed that all the proposals scored by Members should form the basis of community consultation and that members of the public and other partners be advised that the Comhairle would also welcome and consider any suggestion put forward on any aspect of its budget. The Comhairle also agreed to utilise £2m of balances to mitigate the impact of service choices reducing the savings needed to £5.35m.
Comments or Suggestions
Comments or suggestions in relation to the strategy can be submitted at any time as detailed below.