Transforming Your Council - Budget measures, Priorities and Council Tax consultation

It is expected that West Lothian Council will have to make estimated savings of £73 million over the next five years, resulting in changes to local services.

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Transforming Your Council – Budget measures, Priorities and Council Tax consultation Like all local authorities West Lothian Council is preparing for the significant financial challenges which lie ahead.   The council continues to see an increase in demand for services which is combined with reducing budgets. This is expected to result in a significant budget gap of £73 million over the next five years.

Your views will help the council to make informed decisions on the issues which reflect local priorities, identified by communities.

The council is consulting on three areas:

  • The council's priorities over the next five years
  • Budget proposals that will result in changes to services
  • Proposals to raise Council Tax to help protect council services

Consultation Feedback

Thanks to everyone who responded to our recent Transforming Your Council consultation, which closed on 12 November 2017.

The successful consultation attracted 45,463 comments and suggestions with over 7,000 individual submissions, more than any consultation previously carried out by the council.

Please note that the information has been redacted to remove personal information.

The consultation explained

Following analysis of the feedback received a series of special Policy Development and Scrutiny Panels (PDSPs) will take place in December which will provide a platform to elected members to discuss the findings of the consultation, and put questions to council officers relating to the consultation's findings.  The feedback from the PDSPs will go towards shaping the council's budget which will be set in early 2018.

For more information download the Icon for pdf Transforming your council consultation guide [2.88MB]

Listen to the consultation guide

Thank you for taking part.

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