Local democracy and decision making
Draft revenue and capital budgets 2010/11 - 2012/13 for the Office of the Chief Executive
Decision maker: Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Decision status: Information Only
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Officers introduced the report highlighting the new savings proposals that resulted in a 15% reduction on costs despite having to absorb new cost pressures.
In answer to questions, officers explained that:
- Some savings on the current year’s budget had been shared with other departments and this had resulted in a large variance between the Budget agreed at February 2009 Council and the final Full Year Budget and that the savings had been spread through the budgets of other departments so they would show consequential savings.
- Maternity cover had to be covered locally by Business Units.
- Around 60% of the potential identified savings from the recent reorganisation of the Chief Executive’s department had been realised directly but that the rest of the savings had then been found through other means.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.
Report author: Derrick Anderson
Publication date: 21/12/2009
Date of decision: 10/12/2009
Decided at meeting: 10/12/2009 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee