Local Scottish council budget cuts

Councils in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are setting out their budgets for the coming year.

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Scottish Borders council savings strategies released

A number of measures were proposed and approved in December 2012 by the Scottish Borders Council in a bid to reduce a £3.8 million funding gap in 2013/14.

These measures included:

  • A review of the Social Emotional and Behavioural Need Service (SEBN)
  • A review of social work business support services delivery model; all Social Care & Health Specialist Support Services and Social Work night-time support service
  • A review of the SB Wardens Service with the proposal to cease theservice by 2014/15
  • A review of Early Years delivery model as part of the implementation of the '600 hours' pre-school care and education package as part of the Children's Bill

The council have said that a number of further savings have now been agreed.

These include:

  • Changes to terms and conditions for staf
  • The development of an integrated waste strategy
  • A review of the school estate
  • Further integration of children’s services

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