General Budget Consultation 2018/19

This consultation has now closed.

Overview

The council faces an estimated budget gap of £40.7 million which we need to close by 2020. This is a result of reduced funding from Government, as well as increasing pressure and demand for our services due to a growing and ageing population.

For more information on how we are meeting the challenge please take the time to read our consultation document in full.

What are we seeking your views on?

We are keen to give everyone – Barnet residents, residents who live outside the borough and who use our services, businesses, and local community groups – the opportunity to have their say on our proposals. In particular, we are seeking your views on:

  • the overall budget for 2018/19
  • the council’s proposal to apply a 3% social care precept to Council Tax in 2018/19 which will generate up to £4.9million to continue to help ease the increasing pressures on adult social care and care for the elderly and vulnerable adults
  • the potential savings and/or income generation that have been identified for 2018/19 within each Theme Committee
  • options for meeting the remaining £6.7million budget gap by 2020.

We also want to give you an opportunity to suggest alternative ways that the council could meet the challenges ahead.

You can view the full Policy and Resources Committee report on the council’s Business Planning Process, which sets out the council’s proposed budget for the period 2018/19 here.

The findings of this consultation will be considered before the final budget is agreed by Full Council on 6 March 2018.

Give Us Your Views

Please take the time to read our consultation document before completing our online questionnaire.

Also please note for ease of reference, and where relevant, we have provided links to our 2018/19 savings and/or income generation proposals in the consultation document and within the questionnaire.

If you require a paper copy of the consultation document and questionnaire, please call the Consultation Team on 020 8359 7016.

Overview

The council faces an estimated budget gap of £40.7 million which we need to close by 2020. This is a result of reduced funding from Government, as well as increasing pressure and demand for our services due to a growing and ageing population.

For more information on how we are meeting the challenge please take the time to read our consultation document in full.

What are we seeking your views on?

We are keen to give everyone – Barnet residents, residents who live outside the borough and who use our services, businesses, and local community groups – the opportunity to have their say on our proposals. In particular, we are seeking your views on:

  • the overall budget for 2018/19
  • the council’s proposal to apply a 3% social care precept to Council Tax in 2018/19 which will generate up to £4.9million to continue to help ease the increasing pressures on adult social care and care for the elderly and vulnerable adults
  • the potential savings and/or income generation that have been identified for 2018/19 within each Theme Committee
  • options for meeting the remaining £6.7million budget gap by 2020.

We also want to give you an opportunity to suggest alternative ways that the council could meet the challenges ahead.

You can view the full Policy and Resources Committee report on the council’s Business Planning Process, which sets out the council’s proposed budget for the period 2018/19 here.

The findings of this consultation will be considered before the final budget is agreed by Full Council on 6 March 2018.

Give Us Your Views

Please take the time to read our consultation document before completing our online questionnaire.

Also please note for ease of reference, and where relevant, we have provided links to our 2018/19 savings and/or income generation proposals in the consultation document and within the questionnaire.

If you require a paper copy of the consultation document and questionnaire, please call the Consultation Team on 020 8359 7016.