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Budget consultation 2018-2019

Our budget challenge

We are consulting on plans to reshape council services to meet an estimated £42million funding gap over the next two years.

We now receive almost half the amount of government grant than we did in 2010, and we estimate this main grant is set to disappear completely by 2020. We now have more demand for services and additional economic and financial pressures and this is on top of the huge £143million that we have already saved. 

Despite the difficult times ahead, we are committed to our ambition for Gateshead to be a great place, where people want to live, work, invest and visit.

We want your views to help us make the right choices for Gateshead.

Budget consultation 

The consultation is now closed.


Watch our budget video

Watch our short video which helps explain the massive financial challenge we're facing, how council services will change in future and what you can do in your communities to help.

Take part in our budget quiz

How much do you know about the challenges the Council faces when setting its budget? Have a go at our quick 5 question budget quiz.

Further information

Cabinet Report - Budget Consultation 2018-2019

Budget questions and answers