Find out more about cuts to the council’s budget

The council is in the process of setting out its budget plans for the next two years.

By 2021, Tory cuts will mean that the council has had to reduce its spending by more than £200 million a year. More than 2,000 jobs will have been lost, with Rotherham amongst the hardest hit parts of the country. The cuts come as demand for social care continues to rise.

Worse, the government still doesn’t know how councils will be funded after 2020.

Effectively losing half of its budget inevitably forces councillors to make difficult decisions about how services are provided.

If you would like to find out more about how RMBC is dealing with the budget challenge, Cllr Chris Read is leading a number of informal drop in events – one of which will take place at Wickersley Library between 4pm and 6pm on Monday 12th November.

You can also find more information about the proposals under consideration and give your feedback to the council’s consultation by going to rotherham.gov.uk/budget.

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