Perth & Kinross Council Budget Consultation 2024-2025

Closed 7 Jan 2024

Opened 8 Dec 2023


As a Council we are committed to serving the people and communities of Perth and Kinross and delivering the best possible services that we can within the resources at our disposal. 

In doing this we recognise that we need to continually consider what makes the biggest difference to those in the greatest need. 

The pandemic has only added to the significant and increasingly complex challenges we face. The equalities gap we were working to address has widened and our local economy, like others, has been hit hard. Alongside this we are seeing increasing demands for services while facing reductions in the resources we have available to meet these demands. All of this means difficult decisions ahead on where we commit our resources, which will include having to reduce what we do in some areas. 

At the same time we also need to continue with long-term planning to ensure that we are preparing for the future. This includes:

  • Developing the infrastructure to support the aspirations of residents, businesses and visitors (be that investing in energy efficient new buildings or retrofitting existing ones to deliver ambitious carbon emissions targets)
  • Reshaping travel networks to support active travel options and alternative transport routes to reduce congestion
  • Unlocking our "in demand" business land
  • Creating new attractions for residents to use and to attract visitors to grow the local economy.

Why your views matter

To help guide our decisions we’re looking for your feedback on what is most important to you and your community. We need to ask what you think about our priorities, and where we should invest for the future.

We also want to understand where you would prefer the budget savings to come from. Which service areas do you want to see protected, and where are you willing to accept reductions (by stopping, reducing standard or frequency, or offsetting costs through charging) to protect those services?

The answers you give to these questions will inform budget decisions facing Councillors early next year, when they will have to agree a balanced budget for 2024/25 and beyond.

Give us your views

Please give us your views by completing the following online survey.  You are able to save your response and return later to complete and submit.

Thank you for taking the time to contribute your thoughts. 

What happens next

A summary of responses will be included in the report considered by the Council when agreeing the Corporate budget.


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