Budget 2013 Consultation
Like councils up and down the country Bedford
Borough Council is facing major financial pressures due to factors
including a significant reduction in government funding, inflation
and demand for services. We are therefore required to deliver
£36million of savings over the four years to 2016.
Last year Bedford Borough Council was able to
agree savings of £23million over the four year
period. Proposals this year again focus on new ways of doing
business that enable the Council to continue to provide high
performing services. With just 5% of the savings coming from
changes in services, this year’s proposals cover back office
savings, improved procurement, generating more income and reducing
the costs of buying in goods and services the Council receives from
elsewhere. This year there are seventy proposals which were put
forward for public consultation.
Please note this consultation is now closed
The Proposals were discussed at the Executive meeting on 5th
December. The papers can be viewed by using the links below.
Service Specific Proposals Report
View the proposals
The proposals are divided by six categories. Click on the links
to view the proposals.
- These proposals have a direct effect on services provided by the
(WF) - These proposals suggest a reduction in numbers of staff
working for the Council
(BO) - These proposals affect the back office operations within the
(PC) - These proposals relate to how the Council buys goods and
Generation (IG) - These proposals identify potential for the
Council to generate income
Transfer (FT) - These proposals relate to the transfer of
Details of the capital programme can be accessed