Category Archives: Budget

When decision making is child’s play

As a Council we’re faced with lots of big decisions on complex issues – but often it is those that are easy to make that have the biggest impact. The decision to invest in Aberdeen’s playparks is a great example of that. It has been a feature of our last two budgets and the results […]
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2018/19 budget will protect services in the face of funding challenges

  Earlier this month the full Council met to set the 2018/19 budget. Every year the task becomes more difficult as we attempt to balance increasing demand for our services with reduced funding. Since being elected in 2007 I’ve attended 11 budget meetings. At each of those meetings the fact Aberdeen is the lowest funded […]
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City investment programme to continue despite budget savings

Aberdeen City Council is operating in an environment of increasingly constrained public finances. The settlement from Scottish government for the year ahead means that local authorities across the country are facing some of the toughest choices we’ve ever known. Aberdeen is no different. Our revenue funding has been cut by more than £10million, while we […]
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