Budget Consultation 2018/19

Each year Cumbria County Council consults on its budget and this year is no different. We want to hear your views on some of the tough decisions we will need to make. This is important as these decisions may impact on you, your family and your friends. So please make time to read about our proposed plans and have your say.

This consultation provides an opportunity for you to review and comment on the Council's overall approach to meeting the budget challenges ahead and proposed council tax increase. 

Interactive Budget Consultation 2018/2019

Many of this year's savings proposals can be achieved within existing council policies and procedures as they do not impact on front facing services and do not require wider public consultation. These include a range of financial management savings and further improvements to the council's contracts and contract management arrangements.

There are a small number of savings that are being proposed that will require specific consultation. We will do this in a timely manner directly with any customers and stakeholders who are affected and their feedback will then be used to help shape and inform any final decisions.

To have your say please complete our questionnaire online or if you have a picked up a paper copy of this year's consultation document then there is a questionnaire at the end for you to complete and return to our freepost address.

Comments on this document are welcome and the closing date for this consultation is 5pm on Monday 8 January 2018.

Budget Consultation 2018/2019 (PDF 3.2MB)

Cabinet report and supporting appendices