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At a glance – North Ayrshire Council’s Budget for 2023/24

On March 1, 2023, North Ayrshire Council set its budget for 2023/24.
Revenue Budget
Capital Budget

The £406million Revenue Budget pays for the day-to-day services we will provide over the next year.  It aims to help our staff and residents recover from the effects of the pandemic and rising energy costs.

Some of the key highlights include:

Continued support to help people with the Cost-of-Living Crisis including the creation of an Early Intervention Fund
A five per cent increase in Council Tax, which is well below the rate of inflation
A reinforcement of our commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by investing in projects such as the i3 solar and wind technology and expanding our EV charging infrastructure
Continued protection of frontline services despite the continuing challenging economic climate
Stepping up our investment on the Energy Smart programme which has been providing direct assistance to residents with their energy bills
£100,000 earmarked for a community transport pilot, which aims to help those who are cut-off and suffering from social isolation

Our £434million Capital Budget was also approved on budget day and commits investment over the coming years to a series of important infrastructure projects. Among these exciting projects are:

£22.4million for the new build Montgomerie Park Primary School, and £78.8million for the new Ardrossan Community Campus
£9.8million invested into the expansion of Universal Free Meals in our schools
Maintaining levels of investment in North Ayrshire’s roads with a total planned expenditure of approximately £31million to 2030/31
Over £46million for the Millport Flood Protection Scheme and £1.5million for the Millburn Flood Protection Scheme on Cumbrae
£6.2million as part of a total initial investment of £12million in Solar PV, with further investment to help us transition our fleet to lower-carbon alternatives
The £23.7million upgrade of the B714, significantly improving connectivity within North Ayrshire and with wider motorway network in the west of Scotland

The Budget will also support a diverse range of core infrastructure projects such as an £8million investment into street lighting, £1.16million into our renewal of playparks across North Ayrshire, and £5.26million into our Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes programme.

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