Budget consultation 2017+

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill in the survey about our budget proposals for 2017 to 2018. The consultation closed on 18 January 2017 and all views went forward to inform the council’s budget proposal discussions. You can read a round-up of the views submitted below.

Download the 'Budget Consultation Report 2017+'

We listened and responded. We significantly reduced the cuts we were planning to make in the Supporting People budget so we can minimise the impact on vulnerable and older citizens.

We took on board the huge importance citizens place on parks and museums and have been able to considerably reduce the cuts we initially planned in these areas.

The changes we made to our budget plans included:

  • reducing overall proposed cuts by £7.5m
  • reducing cuts to Supporting People by £2.0m and city parks by £1.2m
  • not making the proposed 2017/18 £750k cuts to the city museums
  • halting the proposed cuts to the Post-16 travel budget

Financial Plan 2017+

Following final proposals being approved by full council on 28 February, the final Financial Plan 2017+ has now been published.

Further consultation will be held with service users and members of the general public, as appropriate, around the proposals taken forward.