Perhaps unsurprisingly, 2010 saw a heavy focus on public sector budgets and how to cut spending whilst maintaining services.

As part of their wider “Meeting the challenge”campaign, Gloucestershire County Council chose Budget Simulator to provide the online element to their budget consultation.

You can see from the Gloucestershire case study that there were many factors which made Budget Simulator the right tool for the “Meeting the challenge” campaign:

  • The ability to design the Budget Simulator with the wider project’s brand
  • A simple design aimed at increasing ease of participation and maximising response rates
  • Creation of a spending target that residents had to achieve to ensure that every single response was relevant to Gloucestershire’s financial situation

Gloucestershire’s Budget Simulator received 982 responses from residents, with 409 respondents choosing to support their response with a written comment.

Public interest in local authorities’ budgets is higher than ever, Gloucestershire’s “Meeting the challenge” consultation representing this notion. Budget Simulator has helped over 40 UK authorities to involve the public with their spending decisions.

For more information on Budget Simulator please contact Joel on 0845 680 0575 or fill out our easy form to Request a Demonstration.