The Council is committed to creating a prosperous and healthy Torbay and a Council fit to meet the challenges of the future. It’s a huge task; £18 million worth of savings and new income have to be made over the next three years to achieve a balanced budget - £9.6 million of those budget reductions will be made in 2018/19. That’s on top of the £69 million already made over the last seven years, which is the equivalent of 63% of this year’s £110 million net budget.

The Transformation Programme will deliver over £6 million of savings next year whilst maintaining services to our communities. In addition, almost £1.5 million of savings have been identified as a result of decisions we have made over the past year or changes that we already know about.

Following consultation, the Elected Mayor has amended his proposals. These also take account of changes to our funding announced by Government.

The proposals in the documents will be considered by the Full Council at its meetings in February 2018.