Newcastle has faced cuts that are unfair and disproportionate, more than twice the national average since 2010. By 2019-20 we will be in the ninth year of austerity. Over the period to 2022, we will have had to save a staggering £327 million due to government cuts and increasing cost pressures.

Over the next three years, we need to save £60 million. The funding gap in 2019-20 is £20 million, assuming the proposed increase in Council Tax the funding gap falls to £16.9 million.

Shaping our future together: our medium term plan 2019-20 to 2021-22 sets out how we are dealing with the continued public sector austerity whilst delivering our bold ambitions for the city. It outlines the steps we proposed to take to over the next three years.

Consultation on the draft propposals finished on 6 January 2019. Thank you to everyone who took part, all feedback was analysed and considered, the updated report can be viewed below. Cabinet will meet on Monday, February 25, to agree the post-consultation report and recommend it to the city council which will meet on Wednesday, March 6, to debate and set the budget.

Budget documents

Background documents:

​Proposals that impact on services in 2019-20

We have undertaken Integrated Impact Assessments (IIAs) for proposals that will impact on services in 2019-20.


Post Consultation
1. Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums Post consultation document
2. Community hubs, libraries and Contact Centre Post consultation document
3. Waste disposal costs Post consultation document
4. Parking services Post consultation document
5. Supporting Independence scheme Post consultation document
6. Financial services Post consultation document
7. Council Tax and adult social care precept Post consultation document
Page last updated: 
6 March 2019
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