Consultation Budget 2018/19

The City Council’s Budget 2018–19 has been released for consultation. The key documents are available on this website.

We are asking residents to let us have their comments and feedback on the City Council’s main budget initiatives.

The Budget is one of the City Council’s key strategic documents setting out the financial implications in terms of spending and funding of the Councils key corporate objectives as contained within its Corporate Plan.

Our corporate priorities have been developed in close association with many partners, including the business community, community organisations, the health and education sectors, and the County Council, and they reaffirm the City Council’s ambition to make Oxford a world-class city for all its citizens.

For most local authorities Government grant will be reduced to zero by 1st April 2019 as the Government tries to balance the national budget deficit. In Oxford that will mean the loss of around £9.3 million of resources since 2013-14. If services are to be maintained alternatives to the reliance on this grant need to be found, proposals on which are consulted on below.

The Medium Term Financial Strategy for the next 4 years on which this consultation is based, includes additional efficiencies over the period of £1.8 million and additional income from fees and charges of £4million. Our plans represent investment in key services of around £1,300 per person.

Investment in our 7,500 council housing stock represents £5,600 for every tenant with major regeneration schemes on some of our larger estates at Blackbird Leys and also Barton.  Our capital investment on building and infrastructure schemes within the city over the period is estimated at over £225 million.

The level of investment over the period is unrivalled at a time when most other similar sized authorities will be cutting back. We believe that the variety of services we provide for the citizens of Oxford provides good value for money and are funded in the most appropriate way. This consultation gives you the opportunity to have your say on this and help shape our budget priorities.

We welcome your comments.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    21 Dec 2017 at 09:00
  • Closed
    28 Jan 2018 at 23:59


Area Covered
  • Barton And Sandhills
  • Blackbird Leys
  • Carfax
  • Churchill
  • Cowley
  • Cowley Marsh
  • Headington
  • Headington Hill And Northway
  • Hinksey Park
  • Holywell
  • Iffley Fields
  • Jericho And Osney
  • Littlemore
  • Lye Valley
  • Marston
  • North
  • Northfield Brook
  • Quarry And Risinghurst
  • Rose Hill And Iffley
  • St Clement's
  • St Margaret's
  • St Mary's
  • Summertown
  • Wolvercote
Who we are consulting
  • City Councillors
  • Council Staff
  • General Public
Methods Used
  • Online Consultations