Budget challenge

Closed 28 Feb 2017

Opened 14 Aug 2015


We’re still facing huge financial challenges and difficult choices about how to spend your money. Since 2010 we’ve agreed savings of £159 million however, by 2019 we need to save approximately £38.8 million more.

We're preparing for another challenging savings programme, following reductions in government funding, rising costs and increased demand for our services. As we'll have less money in the future, fewer staff, we won't be able to do as much, it's important that we focus on the things that matter to our residents.

We're currently considering how we can find savings of a further £38.8 million for 2017/18 and 2018/19. The government's budget announcements in November and December may change this figure.

Achieving this will be a massive challenge and we'll have to make difficult decisions over the next few months. With your help, ideas and support we can make Rochdale borough a great place to live, work, do business and visit.

Let us know what you think. Your views and ideas matter.

For more information please see the budget challenge section on the council website. 


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