Delivering Your Priorities for Wolverhampton

Closed 18 Feb 2022

Opened 21 Jan 2022

Overview

Welcome to the City of Wolverhampton Council’s online Budget Simulator. Have you got what it takes to set a balanced budget in the face of ongoing cuts? 

Since 2010, the Council has responded to continued financial challenges due to Government budget cuts and increased demand for services, having to make savings in excess of £235 million.

The challenges are set to continue until 2023-2024 when we currently forecast a budget shortfall in the region of £20 million.

Your challenge is to review what we spend and make cuts or raise income to set a balanced budget.

This budget simulator summarises the Council’s financial position and allows you to suggest how you think we should meet the financial challenge. Your responses will help inform us where you think we can make reductions to what we spend, whether you think we should try and increase our income, and what you think about increasing council tax. The tool also allows you to inform us where you think we could invest in services that are important to you.

The simulator will ask you to make percentage changes to our current budgets and council tax, and it will interactively show you the impact on our progress towards the £20 million gap based on the choices you make.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this budget simulator.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Budget
  • Council plan