Like every local authority in Scotland, Stirling Council faces a highly challenging financial environment. However, Stirling Council is in a healthier position than many other local authorities, thanks to our prudent control of our finances through a process called Priority Based Budgeting (PBB). Since 2013 we have used this framework to align our resources with our priorities and balance our books.
We have reduced our spending and generated increased or additional income over the first four years of PBB (PBB1-4) by transforming service delivery, implementing efficiencies, reducing or stopping some services, and introducing or increasing fees and charges for others.
We have had to make lots of hard choices. Stirling Council’s overall budget for 2017/18 is over £264 million, £30 million less than it was five years ago, and we rely on the Scottish Government block grant for 80% of our income
But, with austerity continuing, we still have more difficult decisions to make. Over the next five years between 2018/19 and 2022/23, Stirling Council has a projected budget gap of £17.3 million.
Stirling Council officers develop detailed PBB options to bridge the budget gap. In PBB5, 42 options which were projected to deliver savings of over £4.6million between 2018/19 and 2022/23, were put forward for consideration.
The full list can be found in the PBB5 Interim Report.
Engaging with our communities is an essential part of PBB.
The Communication and Engagement for PBB5 involved employees, communities, young people and organisations. This was supported by digital engagement through an online survey and "questions, comments and suggestions" via the shaping stirling email address.
All of the feedback was collated and presented to elected members to inform their deliberations and directly shape Stirling Council's decision making on the budget.
Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership
Budget Consultation 2018/19 and beyond
Have Your Say…
The Integration Joint Board is responsible for the strategic planning of Adult health and social care services within Clackmannanshire and Stirling. Services are delivered through the Health and Social Partnership. Most adult health and social care services now sit under the umbrella of the Board and include things like GP and other family health services, occupational therapists, mental health and learning disability services.
We want you to Have Your Say about how we can provide services in the best way possible within the resources available to the Health and Social Partnership. This consultation is open from 30 January 2018 until 27 February 2018.
Further details on how you can participate in this consultation are available on the Health and Social Care Partnership website
You can find out more about PBB5, on social media, or via email: