More than $80bn of budgets consulted on by more than 100 organisations

Budget Simulator is used by state governments, councils, universities, housing associations, healthcare providers and the police.

Customer Stories

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Liverpool City Council, UK

Like many other local authorities, Liverpool City Council was facing a huge budget challenge - needing to deliver a £90million budget…

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City of Melbourne, Australia

In anticipation of major changes over the coming decade, the City of Melbourne looked to develop a 10-Year Financial Plan for the first…

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Province of British Columbia, Canada

The Province of British Columbia used Budget Simulator to start a conversation with citizens about…

It's an added value to our budget process. It serves to educate community not only about budget and how it affects their pocketbook, but also how they can get involved and get more information.

Ed Van Eenoo, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, City of Austin, Texas
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Police Service of Northern Ireland

The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Policing Board sought the views of the public to help shape the future of…

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City of Austin, Texas, USA

Every year, the City of Austin, Texas seek community input for their budget development process through public engagement activities. In FY2016/17, they were in a fortunate financial position in that they were not experiencing economic downturn and so were not asking people to…

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Powys County Council, UK

Facing severe cuts (needing to find savings of £27m over three years), Powys County Council were aware of the critical importance of consulting the public on their budget. They broadened the scope and reach…

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Hull City Council, UK

Like many public sector bodies, Hull City Council found themselves facing challenging spending decisions. Given the difficult choices at hand, the Council wanted to ensure its citizens were engaged in the…

Budget Simulator helped residents to understand how challenging it is for the Council to manage the deficit and the difficult decisions that need to be made in order to balance the books.

Carla Seabury, Insight and Consultation Manager, London Borough of Waltham Forest
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The City of Calgary, Canada

The Mayor of Calgary led a major strategic planning process for the city's future. Budget Simulator was part of a wide-reaching public engagement process, helping thousands of people to understand and have their say on the hard choices to be…

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East Dunbartonshire Council, UK

East Dunbartonshire Council needed to make substantial savings, some £20 million over three…

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London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK

Waltham Forest improved on past response rates by using Budget Simulator. They found Budget Simulator helped residents…

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The City of Edinburgh Council, UK - Housing and Regulatory Services

The City of Edinburgh Council's Housing and Regulatory Services department…

In going out and consulting about a budget which is a number, we heard stories about what people value and how they want to live their lives.

Brian Pincott, Councillor for Ward 11, City of Calgary, Canada
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The City of Edinburgh Council, UK

The City of Edinburgh Council needed to save £67 million from their budget over three years, whilst still making sure they could provide important services. They wanted to ask the public for their ideas on where to invest and save…

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Victoria University, New Zealand

Students at Victoria University pay a levy each year that contributes towards…

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Cheshire West and Chester Council, UK

Cheshire West and Chester Council are faced with the huge challenge of a £57m…

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Bristol City Council

The city of Bristol faces many transport challenges: high levels of congestion in a city can lead to poor air quality, reduced safety for cyclists and pedestrians and an unreliable public transport system. To gather the public's views, they decided to use Priority Simulator, giving people the…

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