Financial pressures on Swindon Borough Council could yet see it needing to make millions more in savings.

Despite its success saving £30m in the 30 months between October 2017 and March 2020 – under what the council called the Swindon Programme – the authority’s medium-term financial plan suggests as much as £37 million will need to be saved over the next four financial years.

The strategy assumes that after expected increases in income, rising costs and diminishing grants from central government means it will have to save £15m in its budget to be agreed in February for 2020-21, with £12m, £11.5m and £9.5m to be found in the three years after that.

It assumed that council tax rises will be capped at three per cent and business rates will increase at less than one per cent every year.