Efficiencies and savings
The scale of the budget challenge means that the Council will still face further significant cost reductions through efficiencies and different methods of service provision and reductions in service provision.
The scope of this will require a realignment of budgets to Council spending priorities. This in turn may result in ceasing existing activities, scaling down activities or services, renegotiation of contracts or Service Level Agreements.
Despite already achieving considerable budget savings to date the Council will continue to drive efficiencies through changes to the way the Council works, for example, through exploiting new technology, consolidation of buildings and services, reducing complex processes.
The Council will also actively look to streamline its processes in order to support effective decision making and make the best use of available capacity.
Opportunities for working in collaboration and partnership and different ways of working will be identified and developed where this will support the delivery of the Council’s outcomes and improve service efficiency and delivery.