Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget 2018/19 Consultation

Closes 17 Dec 2017

Opened 6 Nov 2017


Overall, the cost of the council providing essential services and further cuts in funding will leave us with a gap in our finances of £108m over the next five years.

This follows seven years of cuts in government funding. To bridge this gap we are proposing an increase in Council Tax, an increase in Social Care Precept, and £35m of savings in 2018/19 with further savings in subsequent years.

We have also refreshed our Corporate Strategy, which sets out our vision and priorities for 2018-2023.

Please use the link below to give us your views on the following:

  • Council Tax for next year (2018/19)
  • Social Care Precept - an additional charge on top of Council Tax to help fund adult social care and protect vulnerable people
  • Our Savings Proposals for 2018/19 and subsequent years
  • Our Corporate Strategy commitments

We are also consulting on four specific savings proposals. You can find the links to these in the "Related" section below.

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


We have the information and survey booklets available translated into British Sign Language:

Information booklet - BSL

Survey booklet - BSL

We have other alternative formats below in the "Related" section.

Give Us Your Views


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Spending
  • Council Tax