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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…

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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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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…

I have received a number of comments on how easy it is to use and I am convinced that having the Simulator tool has encouraged more people to take part in the consultation than using traditional methods.

Jodi Savickas, Transport Policy Manager, Bristol City Council
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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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Province of British Columbia, Canada

The Province of British Columbia used Simulator to start a conversation with citizens about their spending priorities, giving citizens a chance try their hand at the challenge of balancing a budget, adjusting real data on spending and consequences to reflect their…

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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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Victoria University, New Zealand

Students at Victoria University pay a levy each year that contributes towards student services. The University wanted to see how students would prioritise these services. They also wanted to give students…

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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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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 better…

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Mitchell Shire Council, AU

Mitchell Shire in Victoria, Australia, is one of the area's fastest-growing shires, with a population that has expanded to 55,000 and…

We needed those answering the consultation to have an understanding of the demands PSNI face. The Simulator was interactive and not only did we receive feedback, we received feedback which was more informed.

Police Service of Northern Ireland
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Hull City Council, UK

Like many public sector bodies, Hull City Council found themselves facing challenging spending decisions. Given the…

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East Dunbartonshire Council, UK

East Dunbartonshire Council needed to make substantial savings, some £20 million over three years. They wanted to ensure citizens were involved in this decision-making activity and so set out on a comprehensive 'Your Services, Your Choices' budget consultation. The entire consultation comprised several phases and…

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Edinburgh Council, UK - Housing and Regulatory Services

The City of Edinburgh Council's Housing and Regulatory Services department wanted to consult its tenants. This had proven to be a hard-to-reach audience in recent years, so the council wanted to try a new…

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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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Moreland City Council, AU

Moreland City Council, Australia, needs to balance its budget every year. Traditionally, they have put their budget out to formal consultation each year, and 2019 was no…

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Northants Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were introduced in 2012 across most of England and Wales. Their role is one of oversight and scrutiny: their aim is to ensure that a police…

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