Last year we set out a three year budget (2013-16). This was subject to extensive consultation, receiving over 50,000 responses. City Council met on 6 March 2013 and agreed our budget programme for 2013-14. Full details of this can be found below in the 2016 Budget documents.
However further Government cuts and continuing cost pressures since the budget was first published in November 2012 require us to consider additional measures. These measures are outlined in the proposals below and we have already started to consult with service users who may be impacted by these.
If you have feedback on any of the additional proposals you can give your views in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to let's talk, Room 245, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2BN.
Updated information relating to all existing proposals for 2014-15 will be published for a special meeting of Cabinet in January.
New proposals for 2014/15
These proposals are brand new for 2014/15 to help us meet additional Government cuts.
- 16+ Services (pdf, 244Kb)
- Family Services Review (pdf, 226Kb)
- Handyperson Services (pdf, 227Kb)
- Meals Review (pdf, 240Kb)
- Mental Health Social Work Service (pdf, 248Kb)
- Services to Adults with Learning Disabilities (pdf, 276Kb)
- Safeguarding (260Kb)
- Workforce and Management Reductions (pdf, 212Kb)
Revised proposals for 2014/15
These proposals were already presented as part of our Budget 2016 programme, however they have changed significantly so we have published a revised version.
- Maintaining the City - Decent Neighbourhoods (pdf, 718Kb)
- Redesign of Customer Service Network (pdf, 376Kb)
- Review of the Leisure Network (pdf, 356Kb)
- Social Work Caseload Review children's social work (pdf, 285Kb)
- Sure Start Early Years and Childcare (pdf, 476Kb)
Budget 2016 documents
- Main budget report: Newcastle City Council's budget 2013-16 - Fair choices for tough times (pdf, 1.3mb)
- Fair choices for tough times: Revenue and Capital Plan 2013-16 (pdf, 1.8Mb)
- Fair choices for tough times: Budget reductions and cuts (pdf, 362Kb)
- Fair choices for tough times: Let's talk Newcastle - Budget consultation report (pdf, 1.7Mb)
- Fair choices for tough times: What's changed following consultation (pdf, 330Kb)
- Cumulative Impact Assessment (pdf, 668Kb)
- 50 ways to save money - examples of sensible savings in local government (pdf, 175Kb)
Existing proposals already agreed by City Council on 6 March 2013:
- Civic Enterprise (Traded Services)
This looks at how the council can maximise income through trading services.
- Commissioning and Procurement
This looks at creating a single coherent approach to commissioning all people-focussed services in the future.
- Crisis Response
This looks at the services we provide to people who face or are at risk of financial and social exclusion and the risk of homelessness.
- Democratic Support
This includes democratic services, Lord Mayor's office and Elections.
This looks at how the council supports the housing market and affordable homes in the city
- Local Services - Maintaining the City
This includes many of the most highly visible services we deliver on behalf of the public, feeding directly into the council's ambition to deliver decent neighbourhoods.
- Local Services - Services People Access
This looks at the services we deliver through our public buildings such as our libraries, museums, leisure centres and Customer Service Centres.
- Local Services - Supporting and Enabling Communities
This looks at the support and opportunities we offer to residents and communities to get involved in issues, especially at a local level.
- Office Accommodation
This looks at the office buildings we use as a council, and proposals around their future use.
- Public Protection and Safety
This looks at a number of statutory services and functions we deliver to protect the public, improve health, provide a safe city and promote economic growth.
- Services to Schools
This looks at the range of different services that are provided to schools and children and young people in Newcastle and how they can be delivered differently.
- Social Care
This looks at the social care services we provide to children, young people, families and vulnerable adults in the city.
- Support Services
This includes all support and business management services and functions we deliver as a council.
- Working City
This incorporates all of the council's current economic development activity, which includes business growth, projects, planning, transport, employment and skills.