Dundee City Council will need to make savings of close to £16 million next year, it has been revealed.
Council officers are working on identifying a range of measures to cut £15.7 million from its budget in 2018/19.
The required savings are based on the assumption that the council agrees to the full package of measures related to the Local Government Finance Settlement announced by Scottish cabinet secretary Derek Mackay in December.
The settlement would mean the local authority would be able to raise council tax by 3%. However, this would only raise another £1.5m in additional annual income.
Willie Sawers, depute convener of the policy and resources committee and spokesperson on finance, said: “This report allows us to make detailed plans on the way to make efficiencies and shape services for the future.
“Within that process, we will continue to do the very best we can for the people of this city and remain focused on our key priorities of jobs, social inclusion and quality of life.
“These three elements are at the heart of everything we do and there has been significant progress in each of these key priorities.
“We will approach the revenue budget process with the aim of protecting frontline services, and continuing our investment in people’s priorities including jobs, young people and reducing inequality.”
A report detailing the figure is to be discussed by councillors on Monday before the council sets its annual budget on February 22.
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