Scottish Borders Council

Budget 2016-21

Financial Plans for 2016/17

Budget team

Address: Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA

Previous year financial plan papers

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We agreed our 5 year revenue budget and 10 year capital plan on the 11 February 2016 to deliver our corporate priorities.

Budget overview

  • The revenue budget will spend £263m on Council services in 2016/17 and £1.3 billion over the next five years.
  • This balanced budget has managed to maintain most services with continuing financial pressures.
  • The capital plan will invest £309m over the next 10 years.
  • This sees significant additional investment in roads, schools, flood protection, community infrastructure, IT and regeneration projects.

View the full financial plans and fees and charges for 2016/17 approved by the Council on Thursday 11 February 2016. 

Equality Impact Assessment 

We ensure that we have due regard to the aims of the equality duty in our decision-making around our budget plans. Find out more about our Equality Impact Assessment on the budget.

Budget consultation through 'Dialogue'

We consulted on our budget through the Dialogue community engagement tool that we launched in November 2015.

You said, we did 

Find out what you said and how we responded.

Comments on the financial plans

If you have any comments on the Financial Plans you can:


Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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