Last updated: 29/11/2013
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Cornwall Council is working on its budget for next
year and also looking ahead to be prepared for further cuts in
our budget up to 2018/19.
Since 2010 the Council has found savings of £170
million largely due to a significant reduction in the amount
of funding we received from the Government. We expect another
reduction in Government funding which will require further savings
of £196 million by 2018/19. During September and October
2013 the Council asked partners and the public where they
think the Council can make these future savings. The
feedback from the programme of budget consultation and
engagement was shared with Cabinet to help inform their draft
The Cabinet put forward a recommendation to Cornwall
Council for the Corporate
Business Plan and Budget
2014-19 which all members considered and
approved on 26 November 2013. A programme of service reviews, as
set out in
Appendix 6 to the report, will now be undertaken.
It was agreed in principle that Council Tax will increase
next year, and each year until 2018/19, by 1.97%.
11 to the report is the summary of the consultation and
engagement feedback written by the Cabinet portfolio holder for
Finance and Resources.
The overview of
the budget consultation and engagement programme includes all
the comments received from the public
meetings, via the
email@example.com email address, our meeting with
partners, our town and
parish councils summit event, and the results of You
Choose the online budget simulator.
savings proposals were published on 2 October 2013 by the
Budget consultation and engagement, 5 September - 10 October
Thank you to everyone for your feedback and suggestions. In
total more than 2,100 people took part in the
Council's budget consultation and engagement programme.
A range of consultation and engagement methods were used
- 23 public events attended by more than 600 people
- A statutory partner discussion attended by over 100
representatives from the public, private and community and
voluntary sector. This session was webcast live – with a further
250 taking part online
- A discussion with 80 Town and Parish Councillors
- The “Have Your Say” email address which received over 300
- An online budget simulator ‘You Choose’ with 1,002
- An online survey with staff which generated more than 1,200