City Council met on 6 March 2013 and agreed our budget programme for 2013/14.
The draft budget was published for consultation on 20 November 2012. We received over 50,000 responses to our proposals.
Other supporting information can be found on our Cabinet web pages.
Proposals have been grouped into the following areas:
- 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.