COUNCIL bosses will set a two-year budget for the first time to deal with a further £30 million of Government cuts.
The savings will mean the funding gap has grown to more than £200 million since 2010.
The Government has announced that the way councils are funded will change in 2020 — but has not yet given details.
Council leader Cllr Chris Read said: “Each year, the Government grant funding we have to spend on services gets less and less, while the demand for services to the most vulnerable families and residents continues to rise.
Council to consult on budget proposals as pressures continue to grow
Rotherham Council intends to set a two-year budget for the first time in order to help deal with a further £30 million of required savings.
The plans are intended to take the Council through to new national funding arrangements by setting a budget up until the 2020/21 financial year. The Government has announced the way councils are funded will change in 2020, but has not yet detailed what these changes will be.
Rotherham Council has had to make savings of £177 million since 2010, meaning there are now 1,800 fewer jobs in the organisation. The next two years will see the funding gap grow to more than £200 million over the decade.
Council budget consultation pages… https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/budget
Information… Get further details on the proposals
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