2020 Budget engagement

Closed 24 Jan 2020

Opened 9 Jan 2020

Feedback Updated 21 Feb 2020

We Asked

A public engagement exercise took place during January to discuss the proposed 2020-21 budget and council tax rate with residents. Views on importance of council services were gathered.

You Said

Most important council services to residents were tackling crime and antisocial behaviour, caring for vulnerable people, street cleansing and attracting new businesses and jobs.

The services that residents indicated as least important were promoting healthy lifestyles, building more homes and developing sport, arts, cultural and entertainment services.

We Did

We have taken on board the feedback that we received. Next is a much wider and inclusive town-wide consultation exercise to help set future priorities and budget-setting exercises for the council.

Results Updated 27 Jan 2020

The budget engagement survey is now closed. Many thanks for your submissions.


Due to cuts in our funding from central government, the council has had to make £130 million in savings over the last eight years.

We also continue to face ongoing budget pressures due to increase in demand for our services. To date a large proportion of our savings have been identified through analysing and improving the way we work behind the scenes, therefore limiting the need to cut back on those things that are important to our town. 

We plan to hold a series of town-wide consultation workshops later in the year in order to help us make the best possible use of our finances for the benefit of the town. If you are interested in being part of these please email consult@luton.gov.uk

Please fill out a short survey by clicking on the link below.

Why We Are Consulting

This is a great chance for you to share views on your priorities and any areas of concern you may have about our ability to deliver the services that matter to you.

What Happens Next

The feedback that has been received will be analysed, so that further and better informed consultation and engagement can be undertaken. 


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