Council budget 2020/21

As part of our budget planning for 2020/21 we launched a budget simulator, an online tool which will help the people of Aberdeenshire have their say in setting our budget.


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How will you balance council's budget

The simulator shows what the council expects to get in terms of funding and a range of services that we need to deliver with that money. You can use the tool to allocate money to services and set/balance their own budget.

In principle it sounds simple, but it may not be. There is a difference between the money that the council expects to get in and the cost of delivering services. So if you want to add money to a service, you will need to take some away elsewhere. Protecting areas might result in a need to put up Council Tax or add other income.


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Take the budget challenge

The tool is open for completions until 20th October 2019, and any Aberdeenshire resident can take part and attempt to set a balanced budget.

This will tell everyone involved in budget decisions a lot about what matters to you. The results will be considered at a full council meeting in November 2019.

Set council's budget