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Brent Council Budget Simulator

Thank you for visiting. The budget setting period for 2019-20 has now finished.

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How does the simulator work?

When you click on the "Create Your Budget" button you will see a list of the five core services that the council provides.  Under each service there is a mix of cost savings and an explanation of the consequence of reducing the spend in that particular service.  Most of these consequences are theoretical but they help to explain the difficult choices that may have to be made to balance the budget.  There is also an option to increase the budget for each service up to a maximum of 10%, although this means that further savings will have to be found in other areas.

Using the slide bars you can reduce or increase each service budget with the challenge of delivering the required savings. When you have made the savings the box on the top left goes green and a tick is displayed.