We Are Challenging You To Balance The Budget - 2018

What we're doing

Since 2010 we have had to reduce our budget by more than £184 million, which means for every pound we spent in 2010, we will have only 60 pence to spend in 2020. We are asking people and businesses to describe their priorities for spending the money that is available by balancing the budget using our online budget simulator.

When we're doing it?

Between 13-Nov-2018 and 31-Dec-2018

We will be

  • Asking for information
  • Giving out/sharing information


  • Climate change and the environment
  • Crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Customer experiences
  • Education and learning
  • Events, leisure and culture
  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Housing
  • Planning and regeneration
  • Roads and transport

Where's it happening?

Across the whole of Kirklees:

More information on what we're doing

Future funding patterns are uncertain. Changes to business rates and reductions in government grants, as well as the uncertainty of Brexit, mean our long-term planning is more difficult. That is why this year we are choosing not to consult on a line by line list of service changes.

The Council’s budget gap by 2021 – (that is the difference between our spending plans and our funding for 2019-21) - is forecast to be £16m. In order to set a legal budget, we have to balance the books and eliminate the £16m budget gap.

You can complete the budget simulator by clicking the link on the right of this page.

What happened?

- Not available yet

What difference did the work make?

- Not available yet

Methods of involvement

MethodHowHow many peopleStartEnd
OnlineOnline budget simulatoras many as possible13-11-201831-12-2018

Contact details

01484 221000

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