You are currently not logged in. | Login
Home | Tools | Tool Categories | Projects | References | About | FAQ | Contact | Blog |
Search:

YouChoose

From the Local Government Association (LGA) website: YouChoose budget tool

YouChoose is an online budget simulator that encourages members of the public to consider where council budget cuts should fall, where efficiencies might be made, and where income might be generated.

The tool was originally developed by the London Borough of Redbridge to engage its citizens in the difficult decisions that arise from budget reductions. In partnership with the Local Government Association and YouGov, YouChoose is now freely available to all Local Government Association (LGA) member councils in England and Wales. With this, they too have a tool to help them engage their citizens in decisions about how they spend their revenue budgets and help their citizens understand the tough choices the council faces.

As democratically-elected representatives, councillors make the final decisions, but this tool helps them hear directly from their residents.

From the about page of one of the project websites:

You Choose was originally developed by the London Borough of Redbridge to engage its citizens in the difficult decisions that may arise from a potential £25 million reduction to its revenue budget.

In partnership with YouGov and the Local Government Group, You Choose is being made available to other councils, so they too may engage their citizens in decisions about how they spend their revenue budgets, and help their citizens understand the tough choices the council faces.

As of December 2012, the tool has apparently been used in 50+ cities across the UK.

Additional information

Slice & Dice

No categories have been assigned yet.

Projects

A list of projects that have used YouChoose:

References

Additional information and materials about YouChoose: