In November 2012 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 the first year of this budget programme for 2013-14. Full details of this can be found below.
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)
Proposals 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.