Budget Consultation: Another chance to quiz Cabinet

By on 02/01/2015 in Budget Views, Leader, News

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Cabinet members will again be online to answer your budget consultation questions in a special Q&A webcast on 7 January 2015.

Consultation on Birmingham City Council’s budget proposals for 2015-16 and beyond runs until 12 January 2015.

And, after an earlier webcast attracted over 5,000 viewers, Leader of the Council Sir Albert Bore is hoping for similar engagement with people across the city as the budget consultation draws to a close.

He, said: “We want as many people as possible to have a say in this consultation but we know many people are unable to attend our public meetings. So our webcasts offer another opportunity to take part.

Last month’s budget webcast has already attracted over 5,000 viewers and we answered questions on a wide range of issues including libraries, adult social care and child protection. So, as this important consultation comes to an end, we’ll be online once again to answer questions and explain the many difficult challenges facing Birmingham City Council over the next few years.â€

Please send your questions to press.office@birmingham.gov.uk and we will answer as many as possible in the two-hour timeslot.

Budget Consultation: Please play your part

We need to make substantial cuts to services for the next financial year with pressures on finances expected to continue until at least until 2018.

This means planning for a future with a lot less money to spend on services for Birmingham’s citizens. Some services will need to change substantially, and some may need to be cut altogether.

In addition to the budget white paper there is also a factsheet for each proposal that gives more detail about the proposed changes in different areas of the council’s work and the implications of these changes. See the factsheets here

We want to know what you think about our proposals for council services.

The best way to have your say is by completing the online survey.

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It helps the council save money if you fill in the survey online or email your comments.

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