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Brentwood Borough Council

FOI 6620

Cuts

Request

What was the total number of staff employed by your council in 2011/12, 2012/13 and the projected number of employees in 2013/14?

What was the total council expenditure in each of the following three years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14?

What was the total council expenditure - minus the amount spent on wages - in each of the following three years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14?

What was the total funding received from central government in each of the following three years: 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13?

By what percentage has funding per head of population changed?

Jobs:

Which department was worst hit by how many?

How many vacancies have not been filled as a result of funding cuts?

Services:

What services have been affected by spending reductions or spending remaining the same?

Which department is worst affected?

If you provide or maintain the likes of libraries, youth clubs and public toilets, have they been affected by closure or reduced service?

What services have you applied a charge to over the last three years that were previously free?

Have any unique/iconic features of your local authority suffered as a result of reductions in public spending?

Response

The information that you have requested is held by Brentwood Borough Council in part.

What was the total number of staff employed by your council in 2011/12, 2012/13 and the projected number of employees in 2013/14?
As at 31.03.12 312 (286.17 FTE)
As at 31.03.13 332 (303.97 FTE)
As at 31.08.13 324 (296.02 FTE)

What was the total council expenditure in each of the following three years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14?
(excluding Housing Benefits)
2011/2012 £52,429,859
2012/2013 £43,991,910
2013 (Apr-Jun) £6,137,437 (estimate)
Our expenditure figure for the first quarter of this year will be low because of teething troubles with the new E-Financials system.

What was the total council expenditure - minus the amount spent on wages - in each of the following three years: 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14?
(excluding Housing Benefits)
2011.2012 £46,685,694
2012.2013 £37,848,458
2013 (Apr-Jun) £4,575,582 (estimate)
Our expenditure figure for the first quarter of this year will be low because of teething troubles with the new E-Financials system.

What was the total funding received from central government in each of the following three years: 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13?
2010/11 £4,694,000
2011/12 £4,078,000
2012/13 £3,683,503

By what percentage has funding per head of population changed?
We do not hold this calculation.

Jobs:
Which department was worst hit by how many?
Because of the various reviews that have taken place over the last 4 or 5 years there is no definitive answer for this question. Roles did change and some posts were made redundant but it is not possible to say who has been hit the worst in the last 2 or 3 years.

How many vacancies have not been filled as a result of funding cuts?

None
Due to the reviews, we have only had vacancies that would have been budgeted for and therefore able to fill.

Services:
What services have been affected by spending reductions or spending remaining the same?
Information on any budget investments or savings are outlined in the Agenda and Minutes of the Special Policy, Performance and Resources Board held in February each year. These reports are available on our website. http://brentwood.moderngov.co.uk/ieDocHome.aspx?bcr=1

Which department is worst affected?
Information on any budget investments or savings are outlined in the Agenda and Minutes of the Special Policy, Performance and Resources Board held in February each year. These reports are available on our website. http://brentwood.moderngov.co.uk/ieDocHome.aspx?bcr=1 

If you provide or maintain the likes of libraries, youth clubs and public toilets, have they been affected by closure or reduced service?
N/A

What services have you applied a charge to over the last three years that were previously free?
None – unless outlined in the reports mentioned above.

Have any unique/iconic features of your local authority suffered as a result of reductions in public spending?
No