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FOI 2918

Budget savings

Request

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information:

- As a result of the reduction in central government funding, how much has the council identified in savings from its budget on services (revenue) for the next three financial years.

- Has the process of highlighting these budget savings been done by council staff or by an outside contractor?

- How much did the council spend on consultants on drawing up budget cuts?

- How much of the budget savings have already been implemented?

- How much has this implementation cost the council?

Response

With reference to your FOI request, please see below and attached document for the information requested:--

• As a result of the reduction in central government funding, how much has the Council identified in savings from its budget on services (revenue) for the next three financial years. – see attached
• Has the process of highlighting these budget savings been done by council staff or by an outside contractor? – Council staff
• How much did the council spend on consultants on drawing up budget cuts? – zero
• How much of the budget savings have already been implemented? – all, apart from Town Hall
• How much has this implementation cost the council? – minimal restructure costs