Budget Consultation 2017/18

Your views on our budget proposals

The county council has to set a budget every year. As part of that process we invite residents, service users and stakeholders to have their say on our budget proposals.We are also asking for feedback on the proposed Council Tax level for 2017/18 that is included in our budget forecasts, and on the broad purpose and priorities of the council.

Background information

Your county council provides more than  three-quarters of the local government services in the county. Our long term planning over many years to cope with increased demographic pressures in social care means that we will set a budget for 2017/18 - 20/21 on a solid and resilient financial footing after six years of difficult funding decisions.

We have identified £16m of new financial pressures for the period 2017/18 to 2020/21 and have made proposals on how these pressures can be met.

Have your say

Read our consultation document and find out what our budget means for your and the county. We are also making available a reference copy of this information in all libraries and county council offices. 

We are strongly encouraging people who can submit comments online to do so, however we recognise that not everyone has access to the internet or has computer skills. Comments can be submitted in writing to:


 (No further address details required)

What happens next

The feedback we receive will be collated and summarised after the consultation ends. It will be taken into account by Cabinet when it considers its budget proposals on 24 January 2017 and by Council when it sets its budget on 14 February 2017.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    8 Dec 2016 at 11:00
  • Closed
    9 Jan 2017 at 16:00

Consultation Documents


Contact Name Corporate Services
Contact Email Address ask@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 01865 792422

No further address details required.

Consultation Topic
  • Council budget & finances
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a sensory disability
  • People with mental health issues
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Staff
Geographical Area
  • Banbury
  • Bicester
  • Kidlington and Yarnton
  • Oxford City
  • Benson, Berinsfield and Wallingford
  • Chalgrove, Thame Watlington and Wheatley
  • Goring and Henley
  • Didcot
  • Abingdon
  • Faringdon
  • Grove and Wantage
  • Burford and Carterton
  • Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Witney