AdjustAdjust funding, saving, and spending options.
ReviewReview the consequences of your actions.
SubmitSubmit your choices to us so we can see what changes people want.
Have your say in the difficult decisions facing Nottinghamshire County Council
The Budget Simulator is your chance to give your opinions and ideas on how your Council's budget is spent.
The Council, like all local authorities, continues to face an extremely challenging financial future and reductions in the total amount of money that the Council has to spend are likely to continue. Additional pressures mean that money will need to be moved from some services to fund priority areas such as children's and adult social care.
In February 2012 the Council approved nearly £65m worth of savings over the medium term to deal with these pressures and help offset the reduced funding. This transformation programme has therefore ensured the Council is well placed to withstand the immediate uncertainty surrounding local government funding in 2013/14. However, future challenges remain and additional resources or further savings will need to be identified to deliver a balanced budget, but with no increase in Council Tax.
This means that tough choices lie ahead and we want to know your views before we make these important decisions.
The simulator will allow you to tell us where you think we should be spending more money and where you think we should be spending less. Remember though you need to make sure that the Council Tax figure is zero or less in order to complete and submit your choices.
Please note this process is for 'simulation' purposes only. We will use it to help us understand how you would set the Council's budget. The consequences shown are designed to give you some examples of how your decisions may impact on the service - they are not necessarily how the Council would increase or reduce the service. This is to give you some insight into the complexity of setting the Council's budget.
If you would like to know more about how you can get involved in the Budget Conversation please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/budget. If you have any comments or questions please email email@example.com
The closing date for comments on the 2013/2014 budget proposals, completion of the on-line budget conversation questionnaire, and this online budget simulator tool is Friday, 25 January 2013.