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  • London Borough of Redbridge, UK - Points Simulator

    In June 2019 the London Borough of Redbridge declared a Climate Emergency and in doing so they committed to developing a plan to make all of the council’s operations carbon neutral by 2030 and to reduce all emissions to zero by 2050. To help educate the public on the complexities involved... More
    Opened 19 June 2020
  • City of Wichita, USA - Budget Simulator

    The City of Wichita in the USA were facing unprecedented budget shortfalls due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and needed to find a way to recoup a $4.7million overspend. Before making any decisions on which services would face cuts it was important to find out where their citizens... More
    Opened 12 June 2020
  • City of Wolverhampton Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Like all local authorities in the UK The City of Wolverhampton Council have had to make significant savings and come up with innovative ways to make the budget stretch. Since 2010 they've already made savings in excess of £235 million yet there's still more to be done. In 2020 the... More
    Opened 19 February 2020
  • Dorset Police, UK - Points Simulator

    Dorset Police in England wanted to involve their citizens in prioritising police services and take part in allocating resources to specific services in order to get a better grasp of the real life challenges that the force face when trying to ensure that all aspects of tackling crime are... More
    Opened 19 November 2019
  • Liverpool City Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Liverpool City Council in England were facing their worst financial crisis since World War 2 ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-49752990 ) and needed to make savings to the sum of £57 million by the next financial year to balance the books! To ensure that they understood the... More
    Opened 15 November 2019
  • London Borough of Newham, UK - Budget Simulator

    The London Borough of Newham in England were facing a budget shortfall of £45 million across the next 3 years and needed to reduce some services in order to balance the books. To ensure that the councils focus is on the right areas LB of Newham used a budget Simulator to involve the public... More
    Opened 11 November 2019
  • Inverclyde Council, UK - Budget Simulator (2019/20)

    Inverclyde Council in Scotland, UK were facing reductions to public funding from the Scottish Government, and so wanted the public to get involved and have their say on a range of savings proposals which could help to balance the books and set the budget for March 2020. More
    Opened 1 November 2019
  • Moreland City Council, AU - Budget Simulator

    Moreland City Council in Victoria, Australia wanted to find out what services their citizens valued the most, and what trade-offs they'd be willing to make if they wanted to improve any specific service area. Unlike local authorities in many other parts of the world, Moreland City Council... More
    Opened 29 October 2019
  • Powys County Council, UK - Budget Simulator (The Big Squeeze)

    Powys County Council in Wales need to find savings between £8 and £13 million in the next year to comply with law and set a balanced budget. Facing similar pressures to local authorities right across the UK Powys wanted to involve their citizens in deciding on how these savings should be... More
    Opened 7 October 2019
  • Efelychydd Cyllideb Powys, UK - Budget Simulator (Y WASGFA FAWR)

    Powys County Council in Wales need to find savings between £8 and £13 million in the next year to comply with law and set a balanced budget. Facing similar pressures to local authorities right across the UK Powys wanted to involve their citizens in deciding on how these savings should be... More
    Opened 7 October 2019
  • Scottish Borders Council, UK - Points Simulator (for budget)

    Scottish Borders Council needed to set the budget for the next 5 years and were faced with needing to make savings of £5 million per year. Faced with a net £25 million deficit, Scottish Borders wanted to involve their citizens in the challenge, and find out how the public would choose to... More
    Opened 30 September 2019
  • Mitchell Shire Council, Australia - Budget Simulator

    Mitchell Shire Council in Australia were looking to gain more insight in to the priorities of their citizens to help better inform the development of the budget for 2020/21 so used a budget Simulator to involve the public in setting priorities for future spending. More
    Opened 25 September 2019
  • Winchester City Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Winchester City Council needed to save £5 million over the next 3 years, aiming to achieve a balance budget by financial year 2022/23. In order to achieve this they would need to make savings across a number of services, potentially reducing the services that are available to the... More
    Opened 3 September 2019
  • Hume City Council, Australia - Budget Simulator

    Hume City Council in Australia wanted to involve the public in prioritising services, and asked their citizens to indicate which services they'd like to improve, and which services they'd be more comfortable reducing in order to balance the books. More
    Opened 30 July 2019
  • Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, UK - Points Simulator

    Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner (PFCC) used Simulator to find out how the public would like to see policing resources allocated across the County - with specific focus on prioritising services, and understanding the trade-offs that must be made in order to provide adequate... More
    Opened 4 June 2019
  • City of Wichita, USA - Bill Simulator

    The City of Wichita in the USA used a Bill Simulator to involve their citizens in setting their property tax rates. By increasing, decreasing or leaving services the same, participants are able to see in real time the impact of their decisions on their specific property tax bill. The... More
    Opened 13 May 2019
  • West Dunbartonshire, UK - Budget Simulator

    West Dunbartonshire Council wanted their citizens to have a say on how the 2019/20 budget should be spent, and invited them to get involved in balancing the books - stepping into the shoes of the Finance director for the day. More
    Opened 15 February 2019
  • Moreland City Council, Australia - Budget Simulator

    Moreland City Council in Victoria, Australia wanted to find out what services their citizens valued the most, and what trade-offs they'd be willing to make if they wanted to improve any specific service area. Unlike local authorities in many other parts of the world, Moreland City Council... More
    Opened 29 January 2019
  • City of York, UK - Budget Simulator

    The City of York in England used Simulator to involve the public in prioritising public spending across the region. Respondents were presented with a number of service groups and asked to prioritise spending on the services they valued the most. More
    Opened 1 January 2019
  • Inverclyde Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Inverclyde Council in Scotland have used Simulator since 2014 to involve their citizens in prioritising the budget. A continued pressure on financial services means not all services can be maintained at their current level & Inverclyde wanted to know which services their citizens prioritised... More
    Opened 1 January 2019
  • Bristol City Council, UK - Points Simulator

    Bristol City Council in England used a Points Simulator to involve the public in prioritising transport options for the city and outlying region. Many options ranging from mass transit schemes to more cycle paths were put forward and participants were asked to select the options they favoured the... More
    Opened 5 December 2018
  • Kirklees Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Kirklees Council in England used Simulator to share the budget challenge with the public, and ask them which services they prioritise the most. Involving the public in the budget challenge allowed citizens to get a better understanding of the difficult trade-offs that need to be made in... More
    Opened 13 November 2018
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in Wales used Simulator to involve their citizens in allocating the budget on the service groups they valued the most. Respondents were asked to make up the budget shortfall by reducing services in some groups, whilst they could improve some services if they made up... More
    Opened 5 November 2018
  • The Highland Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    The Highland Council in Scotland wanted to share their budget challenge with their citizens, and see what services the public would prioritise if they were in charge of the budget for the day. Using a Budget Simulator participants were able to allocate more funding to their most valued... More
    Opened 31 October 2018
  • London Borough of Enfield, UK - Budget Simulator

    The London Borough of Enfield in England used Simulator to find out how their citizens would choose to spend their budget on council services if they were in the shoes of the Financial Director for the day. More
    Opened 26 October 2018
  • The City of Edinburgh Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    The City of Edinburgh in Scotland wanted to involve their citizens in prioritising spending on public services - planning for the next 4 years. Opting for Simulator the council were able to share the trade-offs which would need to be made across the region in order to balance the books. More
    Opened 1 October 2018
  • Brent Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Brent Council in London, England needed to make savings of £40 million over a period of 4 years and wanted to know which services the public valued as the most important and which services they saw as the least important. They also offered participants the opportunity to reduce the deficit... More
    Opened 6 September 2018
  • The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), UK - Points Simulator

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were going through a period of substantial change in which they were looking to reshape the structure of policing in Northern Ireland for the future. To ensure the decisions they made were meaningful and beneficial to the public they invited the... More
    Opened 1 September 2018
  • Northern Grampians Shire Council, Australia - Budget Simulator

    Northern Grampians Shire Council in Victoria, Australia were deciding their budget for the coming year and wanted to involve their citizens in deciding how the public money should be spent. Respondents could move the sliders along set service groups, allocating spending to the services they... More
    Opened 1 January 2018
  • East Renfrewshire Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    East Renfrewshire in Scotland used Simulator to involve the public when consulting on the budget. By informing the participant at the point of response, the authority were able to better educate the public on the difficult trade-offs that needed to be made and as a result received much higher... More
    Opened 1 September 2017
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