Birmingham City Council Budget consultation 2014-15

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Presentation looking at he financial position facing the City Council, featuring:
Summary of the proposed budget
Outcomes of the service reviews
Some key proposals
Proposed new savings
District Services
Standing up for Birmingham

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Birmingham City Council Budget consultation 2014-15

  1. 1. Budget Consultation 2014-15 Sir Albert Bore, Leader of the Council 1
  2. 2. Budget Consultation 2014-15 • • • • • • • • The financial position facing the City Council Summary of the proposed budget Outcomes of the service reviews Some key proposals Proposed new savings District Services Standing up for Birmingham Comments and Questions – plus other ways to give us your views 2
  3. 3. The financial position • Combined grant cuts and spending pressures of £840m 2010-2018 500 400 300 200 • Grant cuts are over a third of the budget we can decide how to spend 100 £839m 0 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 (100) (200) • £375m cuts so far (300) • £465m still to come (500) (400) Pressures Grant reductions 3
  4. 4. Summary of the proposed budget • LTFP at February 2013 • Budget gap 2014-15 £111.2m £125.3m • Adjustments -£36.9m • Specific cuts to services £88.4m (£1.2m existing plans, £87.2m new) • Proposals are listed in Appendix 2 of the White Paper and detailed in the Fact Sheets. 4
  5. 5. Outcomes of the Service Reviews • To manage the cuts sensibly and with the least possible damage we needed a longer term plan • A comprehensive service review process was undertaken and green papers published • White Paper summarises these green paper ideas and sets out a longer term plan for change 5
  6. 6. Some key proposals • Additional £9.2m for children’s social care • Transformation of sport and physical activity services – including £36m capital invested in six new-build pools and other facilities • Reduction in support services costs - £20m from Service Birmingham (our biggest single cut) • No closing down of services in 2014-15 6
  7. 7. Proposed new savings Adult Social Care Safeguarding, Supporting and Educating Young People Developing a Successful and Inclusive Economy Developing Successful and Inclusive Communities Safe, Clean and Green Neighbourhoods Support Services A Well Managed, Resilient City Total £14.355m £13.354m £5.980m £14.125m £6.000m £32.600m £0.820m £87.234m 7
  8. 8. District Services • District Committees are responsible for a range of local services • District budgets are being reallocated on a deprivation index basis, to better reflect local needs • Each District is proposing savings within city-wide guidelines and priorities • Detailed proposals will be consulted on locally in the New Year 8
  9. 9. Standing up for Birmingham #su4brum Our campaign calls for people, organisations and businesses to: •Unite as a city in response to the cuts and support our demand that the government make the reforms needed to sustain our services •Contribute to local services and neighbourhoods – we welcome your contribution and your ideas for doing things differently •Work with council staff and others to help maintain services at this difficult time 9
  10. 10. Comments and Questions to the Cabinet Other ways to give us your views Complete an online survey at www.birminghambeheard.co.uk By email to: budget.views@birmingham.gov.uk By SMS by texting “budget” followed by a space and your message to 07786 200 403 By post to: Budget Views, Room 221, The Council House, Birmingham B1 1BB 10

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