Delivering Your Priorities for Wolverhampton

Closed 30 Apr 2020

Opened 19 Feb 2020


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 the continued financial challenge by making savings in excess of £235 million due to successive government cuts and increased demand for services.  These challenges are set to continue. We are currently forecasting a remaining budget shortfall in the region of £20 million over the next three years up to 2023-2024 and your challenge is to review what we spend and make cuts or raise income to be able to set a balanced budget.

This budget simulator summarises the financial position facing the Council and enables you to suggest how you would go about meeting the financial challenge.  It 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.


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