Perth & Kinross Council Budget Consultation 2019/20

Closed 3 Feb 2019

Opened 23 Jan 2019

Feedback updated 23 May 2019

We asked

To help us make informed decisions, we asked for opinions on how we could make savings as budgets tighten.  

The public were asked to tell us:

  • how they feel about different service areas.
  • how they would make savings from the Council budget.
  • if they would change Council Tax and by how much.
  • their ideas on how the Council could generate additional income to offset the savings required.

You said

1085 complete responses were received and considered. The results of the consultation are reported here.

We did

The consultation feedback was taken into consideration in developing final recommendations which were put to full Council on 20th February 2019. Full Council agreed the Perth & Kinross Council budget for 2019/20.

Results updated 14 Mar 2019

Results were reported to full Council on 20th February 2019 and fed into the process to decide on the Council’s budget for 2019/20 and beyond.



Like all local authorities we are preparing for very significant financial challenges which lie ahead with budgets remaining tight.  For 2019/20 the challenge is at an unprecedented level in Perth and Kinross. The Council faces a funding shortfall of £28m in total. Our strong record of prudent financial management has allowed us to protect services for the most part from large-scale reductions.  However, we continue to see increasing demand for services which places additional pressures upon us to deliver while managing reducing budgets. Your views will help us make informed decisions on these issues which reflect the priorities identified by our communities.

Why your views matter

To help us make informed decisions, we need to ask for your opinions on how we could make savings as budgets tighten.  Please tell us how you feel about different service areas, how you would make savings from the Council budget, change Council Tax and share any ideas you have for helping the Council generate additional income to offset the savings required.  

Our budget and how we spend it

Explore the infographics below to find out how we currently spend the Council budget, how we spend the contribution from Council Tax and where our income comes from.

How we spend the Council budget by service area:



How we spend the Council budget by service type:



How we spend your Council Tax:



Where Council income comes from:






What happens next

A summary of responses will be included in the report considered by the Council when agreeing the budget in February 2019.


  • All Perth & Kinross


  • Amnesty Groups
  • Area Partnerships
  • Businesses
  • Campaign Groups
  • Community Councils
  • Community Groups/Organisations
  • Community Planning Partners
  • Developers/Investors
  • Education Institutions
  • Environmental Groups
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities (External)
  • Partner Agencies
  • PKC Employees
  • Professional Bodies
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Rural Communities
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Tenants and Residents Associations
  • Transport Groups
  • Unions
  • Voluntary Groups/Organisations
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and Public Servants
  • Council Tenants
  • Elected Members
  • Homeless People
  • Jobseekers
  • Landowners
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
  • Licence Holders
  • Low Income Households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic Groups
  • MSPs, MPs, MEPs
  • Older People
  • Parents, Carers and Guardians
  • People with Disabilities
  • Public Transport Users
  • Road Users
  • Service Users
  • Students (Further Education)
  • Visitors and Tourists
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • All Residents of Perth and Kinross


  • Budgets and Spending