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Efficiencies, savings and cuts

Cutting services and also continuing to drive efficiencies and savings through changes to the way the council works, for example through exploiting new technology, consolidation of buildings and services and reducing complex processes.

ReferenceDraft proposal
1Reduction in the Gateshead Fund
2Reduction in the Community and Voluntary Sector contract
3Deletion of posts in the Commissioning and Neighbourhoods service
4Restructuring of functions within the Development, Transport and Public Protection service
5Deletion of posts in the Economic Development service
6Withdrawal from the Clean Tyne Partnership
7Ending the Pest Control service
8No longer providing maintenance for bowling greens and football pitches
9Reductions in levels of Street Scene services - for example street lighting, signage, highways repairs
10Efficiencies in Commissioning and Quality Assurance service
11Deletion of posts in the Early Help service
12Reduction in staffing establishment of the Learning and Schools service
13Deletion of a management post in Public Health
14Deletion of posts in the Children and Families service
15Reduce the standard allowance for Disability Related Expenditure (DRE)
16Deletion of posts in the Adult Social Care service
17Efficiencies in Financial Management and Internal Audit
18Review service provision for Civic Centre catering
19Review of Facilities Management and Building Maintenance
20Cost reduction and income generation across the libraries service
21Reductions in financial support to cultural organisations
22Efficiencies in Corporate Services and Governance and Policy and Communications Service
23Review of Customer and Financial Services including system efficiencies
24Increasing direct payment client charges for payroll and HR support and advice
25New or increased charges for adult social care services including S117 mental health accommodation, day services, Guidepost drop-in and day centre meals
26Review of the culture and events team
27Ending the council's contribution to NewcastleGateshead CCG towards the cost of providing Child and Adolescent Mental Health services in Gateshead
28Review of the council's organisation structure

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