Worcester City Council have chosen Budget Simulator to give its 98,700 residents the opportunity to experience some of the tricky decisions it faces for the 2014/15 budget.

Due to cuts by the Government, the Council will see its level of funding reduced by 40% in four years, which equates to £1.8m.

The Simulator gives the residents the experience of reducing the Council’s budget and gives them the opportunity to explore the consequences of decisions that will have to be made across all Council services.

As Council Tax is restricted by central government, the council have utilised the spending target customisation, so that the overall increase cannot surpass 2%.

The consultation will run until 4th September 2013.

For more information on using Budget Simulator as part of your budget setting process please contact us on 0845 638 1845 or email info@delib.net.