Renfrewshire Council

Council budget 2022 to 2023

Key facts and information about the Council's budget from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 including details of investments to help with the cost of living, social care, town and village centres, schools, nurseries and community halls and the environment.

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Budget video

Watch a video providing a summary of the Renfrewshire Council budget for 2022 to 2023.

Key facts

  • £466.3million budget
  • £369.1million Scottish Government grant
  • £5million investment continuing to help those most in need
  • £2.25million towards town and village centres
  • £11.6million to support adult social care
  • Continue capital investment totalling £437million by 2027
  • £2.3million of savings to support this budget
  • 3% inflationary increase in service charges
  • 3% Council Tax increase

Council Tax

There is a 3% Council Tax increase which starts from 1 April 2022.

The majority of households will be paying less Council Tax than last year as Band A to D properties and people receiving Council Tax Reduction will receive a £150 Scottish Government credit.

See the Council Tax charges 2022 to 2023 for each council tax band.

Budget investments 

This section details the different budget investments agreed for 2022 to 2023.

Helping people most in need

  • Provide £11.6million to Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership to support adult social care including care at home services and help for Carers.
  • A £5million investment will continue to help those most in need, tackling poverty, financial insecurity and the cost of living through programmes in partnership with our communities. It builds on our work tackling poverty and inequality and addressing the impact of alcohol and drugs and includes:

Piloting a financial inclusion project in schools supported by Renfrewshire Citizen's Advice Bureau, creating new opportunities to reach families and households who may not be in contact with our support services.

£1.3million targeted support by enhancing the Discretionary Housing Payment and Scottish Welfare Funds and committing more financial insecurity and hardship funding.

£100,000 more for children's mental health, a £350,000 increase in funding since 2021.

  • Deliver the Scottish Government funding to help tackle fuel poverty and the cost of living crisis to our communities and pass on every penny from the Economic Recovery fund.

Continuing to invest in Renfrewshire

In community facilities: 

  • £700,000 more to improve community halls, a total £3million investment since 2019.
  • £1.2million to maintain artificial playing surfaces, ensuring the best possible outdoor facilities

In schools and nurseries:

  • £650,000 more for school and nursery improvements, a £3million, 3-year investment by 2023.
  • £10million towards a match-funded bid to the Scottish Government Learning Estate Improvement Programme in 2022 for a new Thorn Primary School in Johnstone, building on the successful bid for the Paisley Grammar School community campus.

In town and village centres:

  • £2.25million for town and village centres, providing targeted support while considering emerging options in Linwood and unlocking further external funding.

£300,000 in Erskine, to support local businesses and jobs through new industrial units

£500,000 in Johnstone at Houston Arcade, Floors Street, High Street and the Houston bandstand

£1million in Renfrew, transforming key sites and buildings including the former police station and the area of Blythswood

£450,000 for our villages, underpinning a conservation and heritage grants scheme for village centre property owners and replenishing the Villages Investment Fund.

  • £150,000 for a new retail improvement fund for shop fronts

In our environment:

  • £450,000 to enhance efforts to tackle the scourge of illegal flytipping, piloting an enforcement taskforce using CCTV technology and working with SEPA and Police Scotland. 
  • £100,000 more to improve Renfrewshire cemeteries, a half-million investment since 2020.

In our cultural heritage:

  • £200,000 to continue support to local culture and heritage organisations through the Culture Heritage and Events Fund (CHEF).