Annual Budget 2020/21

Rutland County Council’s budget for the coming financial year was approved by Elected Members at a special Full Council meeting on Monday 24 February 2020.

You can read a full copy of the Budget, as it was presented to Councillors, on our Meetings page.

Public consultation on the budget  took place from 22 January to 7 February 2020.

Key Points

Key points to note in the 2020/21 budget are:

  • Total funding available to fund the cost of local services in Rutland in  2020/21 is £38.9m
  • We are facing additional cost pressures of £1.6million 2020/21, due to increased demand for services, plus £1.3million extra costs caused by inflation 
  • The demand for important services like adult and children’s social care has also increased and around half (£19million) of the budget will be spent in this area in 2020/21  
  • The budget contains savings of £500k without making any cuts to local services
  • The budget for 2020/21 is balanced using just £10k of reserves
  • The budget includes a Council Tax increase of 1.99%, with a further 2% precept just to fund adult social care services
  • Beyond 2020/21, we must assume that spending will need to increase due to inflation/demand and that Government funding will reduce even further

Read our Budget and Council Tax FAQ 

Council spending

Our Draft Budget for 2020/21 includes the follow spending plans for frontline services:

  • £12.75million for adult social care services that help people with needs arising from illness, disability, old age or hardship. Services include day care, community care, residential care and adult protection
  • £6million for Social Care services that support and protect vulnerable children, young people, their families and young carers. This includes fostering, adoption, residential care and support for children with disabilities
  • £2.6million to pay for the collection of all household and commercial waste. This also includes recycling and disposal of waste, as well as the cost of running Rutland’s recycling centres
  • £1.23million to maintain all roads, car parks, footpaths, bridges and street lighting in the County, together with the cost of winter gritting, traffic management and road safety
  • £1.05million to subsidise local buses and free travel for those of pensionable age
  • £1.86million to provide free school transport for children, as well as travel assistance for people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • £1.64million for street cleaning and grounds maintenance services, along with public protection work linked to trading standards, licensing and crime and disorder

Click on the graphics below to see how we plan to spend our budget for 2020/21.

Rutland Budget Infographic
RCC expenditure chart 2020-21