Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget 2018/19 Consultation

Closed 17 Dec 2017

Opened 6 Nov 2017

Feedback Updated 22 Jan 2018

We Asked

We asked you for your views on our draft Corporate Strategy and our top priorities for the next five years. We also asked you for your views on Council Tax and other financial matters for our 2018/19 budget.

You Said

The Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget consultation has now closed. We received nearly 700 responses to this consultation, the results of which are available in the Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget consultation report.

The report also includes the results of consultations on the following specific savings proposals:

  • Prioritising allowance needs for Special Guardians and families with children who are voluntarily looked after by the local authority by introducing Financial Assessment consultation (appendix A)
  • Increase income generation and efficiency across the culture services consultation (appendix B)
  • Removal of remaining funding supporting neighbourhood action consultation (appendix C)

We Did

The consultation report will be taken into account as final proposals are developed by officers to put to Cabinet to recommend to Full Council. The consultation report will also be considered by Cabinet and Full Council in making its decisions about the Corporate Strategy and the 2018/19 budget at the Full Council meeting on 20 February 2018.

The results of the consultations on specific savings proposals (Appendices A, B and C of the consultation report) will be taken into consideration in developing a set of final proposals that will be considered by the Mayor and Cabinet when they take those decisions on 23 January 2018.

Results Updated 11 Jan 2018



The Corporate Strategy and Budget (CS&B) consultation was open between 6 November 2017 and 17 December 2017 and sought views from the public (including businesses and organisations which represent non-domestic rate payers) about the 2018/19 budget proposals, future savings proposals to 2022/23 and the draft Corporate Strategy 2018-2023, before decisions on the 2018/19 budget are made by Full Council in February 2018.
The CS&B consultation sought feedback on:
  • the scale of Council Tax increase in 2018/19;
  • a proposed Social Care Precept of 3% on top of the proposed increase in Council Tax; savings and income proposals which would deliver £35m of savings and additional income in 2018/19 with further savings/income in subsequent years to 2022/23;
  • the council’s draft Corporate Strategy, with specific questions on the 23 key commitments and suggestions for other key commitments the council should include.


What Happens Next

The consultation on our Corporate Strategy and 2018/2019 budget is open until Sunday 17 December 2017 and you need to complete the survey and submit it before that date to ensure your views are taken into account.

You can request alternative formats of this document by contacting the consultation team on or by calling 0117 922 2848.

All responses to the consultation will be analysed and included in a report that will be published on the Bristol City Council website in early 2018.

Your responses will help inform final proposals which will be considered by Full Council at its budgetsetting meeting on 20 February 2018.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Spending
  • Council Tax