Budget Consultation 2017/2018

Department:
Corporate Core
Contact:
Communications
Phone:
n/a
Period:
08/12/2016 - 31/01/2017
Status:
Closed

Summary

Milton Keynes Council is facing the most difficult budget period we have ever had to deal with. Government cuts and a rise in demand for some of our services means we face difficult times and some tough choices.

We are having to rethink everything the Council does and how we do it. We rightly have a duty to look after the most vulnerable people, and that won’t change. 

Our priorities remain:

  • Mental health services
  • Domestic violence services
  • Tackling homelessness
  • Building more houses
  • Looking after children in care
  • Caring for our elderly 

But as a result we will spend less elsewhere.

As much as we’d like to, we can’t afford to do everything we used to and we need to be honest about that.

We welcome any comments or questions about the budget in general or specific pressures or savings.

We want to hear what you think so you can shape the final budget that the Cabinet will recommend to Full Council in February.

A guide to the budget is available by clicking the link on the left hand side.

To give your views:

  • Use our online form to leave feedback (link on the left hand side of this page)
  • Email us at: budget@milton-keynes.gov.uk
  • Comment on our social media channels:
  • @mkcouncil on Twitter
    MKCouncil1 on Facebook
  • Write to us at: Communications, MK Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ
  • Attend one of our budget roadshows:
     
    • Thursday 12 January 2017 - 6pm
      Transport Systems Catapult
      The Pinnacle, 3rd Floor
      170 Midsummer Boulevard
      Central Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP
       
    • Tuesday 17 January 2017 - 6pm
      Transport Systems Catapult
      The Pinnacle, 3rd Floor
      170 Midsummer Boulevard
      Central Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP
       
    • Thursday 19 January 2017 - 6pm
      Abbey Hill Golf Club
      Monks Way, Two Mile Ash,
      Milton Keynes, MK8 8AA
       
    • Wednesday 25 January 2017 - 6pm
      West Bletchley Council Offices
      221 Whaddon Way, Bletchley,
      Milton Keynes, MK3 7DZ

Your feedback will be received by Cabinet on 7 February 2017. Milton Keynes Full Council will meet to decide the budget on 15 February 2017. Both meetings are open to the public. Find out more on our Council Meetings Calendar.

Purpose

To invite feedback from MK citizens and organisations on proposals for the 2016/2017 council budget.