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We play a vital role in driving forward inclusive economic growth to enhance wealth, secure fair and meaningful work opportunities and create successful places throughout East Ayrshire.

The Ayrshire Growth Deal is providing significant investment in our communities and will help attract and develop businesses and improve key elements of our strategic transport and digital infrastructure. We will work with communities to raise aspirations and ambition, provide employment and skills support and improve access to jobs.

Our Community Wealth Building approach harnesses existing resources to support the local economy, with more local employment and a larger and more diverse business base. We will work alongside partners to facilitate community wealth building activities across the public, private and social economy on procurement, employment, assets and ownership, linking with existing local service delivery.

We’ve also invested £6m in the creation of 200 apprenticeships in the Council and with partner organisations and local businesses. These will boost meaningful employment opportunities across East Ayrshire and have a positive impact on our local economy both now and in the longer term.

How to have your say

Our budget engagement process will run from 18 January to 1 February 2023 inclusive.

The information set out on the budget consultation 2023/24 page will help you understand our budget and the options that we propose to take to close the gap and set a balanced budget.

We are keen to hear your views on the challenges facing the Council, where we can go to reduce our costs and on the options we need to close the 2023/24 budget gap. We will make sure that your comments are reviewed and used to inform the 2023/24 Budget that will be set on 23 February 2023.

Let us know your views on building a fairer economy in the comments box below.

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Contact Information

 

Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 7BU