Having cut millions from the (already lean) Council budget over the last couple of years, Stockport Council needs to find around £24 million of further savings in the next two, and it doesn’t get any easier.
Although the budget for 2013/14 isn’t decided until next March, we’re starting early to give as much time as possible for everyone to look at our proposals, comment on them and perhaps come up with others we’ve not thought of.
We’re aiming to plan ahead and identify savings for the next two years 2013/14 and 2014/15. The proposals we have so far identify around £16 million of savings, so we need to find an additional £8 million on top of these.
The document below sets out in summary this first tranche of saving proposals. The Council will be consulting widely on these over the coming months.