Budget 2023: where not to make cuts?
2022 has been a tough year for many. The reality of inflation hits on every sector of life, and politics is no exception. Voters are looking even more critically at political parties in 2023. Spending taxpayers’ money that fuels many parties’ activities in times of high inflation will be a subject of criticism. Big campaigns might backfire as people find paying their gas and electricity bills hard. Even with private donations, in 2023, parties want to fly under the radar in terms of spending, at the risk of being seen as ‘out of touch’ and ‘part of the problem.’
For parties, cuts mean traditionally saving on staff and membership engagement-related costs. You know your organisation better than anyone and your sources of income. Yet, as institutions, corporations, and political parties like yours prepare their budget for 2023, here are five areas where you want to avoid making cuts.