Budget Consultation 2020-21


Oxfordshire County Council provides 80 per cent of the local government services by expenditure in the county, including adult and children’s social care, some education services, fire and rescue, libraries and museums, roads, trading standards, waste disposal and recycling.

The district and city councils in Oxfordshire provide services including bin collection and street cleaning, housing and benefits, planning, and parks and leisure.

The county council will set a new budget on 11 February 2020.  In this consultation, we are asking people for their views on the following to feed into the budget setting process.

  • Our budget proposals
  • On our proposed council tax level for 2020-21

As a result of the general election, timing for the budget setting process is different from usual.

The public consultation on the budget closes on 29 January 2020, and the feedback will be considered when councillors set the budget on 11 February.

Please take the time to read the consultation booklet (which can be downloaded here or see below under 'documents') and have your say. Our news package provides additional helpful information. You may also wish to review the council's full budget proposals and supporting information that will be considered by the Performance Scrutiny Committee on 9 January 2020

Links to documents on the council's website can be found below. Alternatively click here and search for relevant papers under agenda item 5.

   Corporate Plan

   Revenue Budget

   Capital Programme


The outcome of the budget proposals was published on 11th February 2020 following a meeting of the full council. The relevant news item can be found here. Decisions taken at the meeting are contained in council papers which can be found here on pages 4-6. The full report of the budget proposals can be read here from page 77 onwards.


  • Opened
    7 Jan 2020 at 17:00
  • Closed
    29 Jan 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    11 Feb 2020


Contact Name Communications Team
Contact Email Address budget@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 01865 792422
Contact Postal Address Budget consultation 2020-21
(No further address details required)

Consultation Topic
  • Council budget & finances
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • 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