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Suffolk County Council Budget Conversation 2012. The Challenge. A continued increase in demand for our services Reduced funding from central government Budget gap of £26.2m this year (2012/13) Additional £52m of savings needed for next two years (2013/14 and 2014/15). Our Priorities.

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Suffolk county council budget conversation 2012

Suffolk County CouncilBudget Conversation 2012


The challenge

The Challenge

  • A continued increase in demand for our services

  • Reduced funding from central government

  • Budget gap of £26.2m this year (2012/13)

  • Additional £52m of savings needed for next two years (2013/14 and 2014/15)


Our priorities

Our Priorities

  • Jobs and growth

  • Education

  • Localism and the our place agenda

  • Protecting the most vulnerable

  • Building on Suffolk’s strengths


Some practical examples

Some practical examples

  • Economic growth and inward investment including tourism

  • Delivering Broadband

  • Raising the bar

  • The Greenest County

  • Public health

  • Working with communities

  • Partnership working – single public sector estate and public access


Where does the money come from

Where does the money come from?


Suffolk county council budget conversation 2012

Where we spend the money 2012-13£1bn


Suffolk county council budget conversation 2012

Where we spend the money 2012-13(excluding schools) £680m


Budget setting timetable key dates

Budget setting timetableKey dates

  • Scrutiny - November 26th

  • Cabinet – January 29th

  • Full Council – February 14th


What did we say we would do

What did we say we would do?

  • Reduce the number of managers in the organisation

  • Rationalise office accommodation

  • Work with CSD to reduce overheads

  • Make savings from better procurement

  • Suffolk Traded Services (EFMS from 1 Nov 2011)

  • Annual Efficiency targets for everyone

  • Different ways of working in ACS and CYP

  • Reduce the back office


What savings have we delivered

What savings have we delivered?

  • 40 fewer senior managers – saving £1.5m

  • Rationalisation of office accommodation – saving £0.7m

  • £1.5m saved on the CSD contract

  • Savings in Waste Services £0.7m

  • £0.5m saved from better procurement practices

  • Suffolk traded services divested – saving £0.5m

  • ACS new ways of working – on target to save £12.5m

  • CYP new operating model on target to save £4.3m

  • £2.4m saved from back office


What savings we plan to deliver 2013 14

What savings we plan to deliver 2013-14

  • Back Office and other activities £5.9m

  • Adult and Community Services £9.9m

  • Children and Young People £4.5m

  • Economy Skills and Environment £4.1m

  • Public Protection Social Inclusion and Diversity £0.6m


Suffolk county council budget conversation 2012

Annual Savings in Medium Term


More information

More information

www.suffolk.gov.uk/WeAreListening

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01473 264388


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