Monday, November 10, 2014

   
     

ORIGINAL Targets issued to Departments @ 22%

 

SUMMARY PROPOSALS

       
     

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

TOTAL

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Total

       
     

'000

'000

'000

'000

 

'000

'000

'000

'000

       
   

Corporate

     

0

 

500

0

0

500

     
   

Chief Executive

541

557

489

1,587

 

541

396

208

1,145

       
   

Education

3,107

2,183

1,915

7,205

 

2,950

735

470

4,155

       
   

Schools Delegated

 

7,455

6,539

13,994

 

157

7,455

6,539

14,151

   
   

Regeneration & Leisure

691

813

713

2,217

 

763

756

713

2,232

       
   

Resources

846

798

700

2,344

 

923

941

481

2,345

       
   

Social Care, Housing & PP

6,966

4,646

4,075

15,687

 

4,273

3,514

1,692

9,479

       
   

Technical Services

3,382

2,507

2,199

8,088

 

3,381

2,394

2,313

8,088

       
     

15,533

18,959

16,630

51,122

 

13,489

16,191

12,416

42,095

       
                             
                             
                             
                           
                           
                           
     

MANAGERIAL

 

POLICY

     
     

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Total

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Total

     
     

'000

'000

'000

'000

 

'000

'000

'000

'000

     
   

Corporate

100

0

0

100

 

400

0

0

400

     
   

Chief Executive

484

341

183

1,008

 

57

55

25

137

     
   

Education

1,395

-10

70

1,455

 

1,555

745

400

2,700

     
   

Schools Delegated

     

0

 

157

7,455

6,539

14,151

     
   

Regeneration & Leisure

704

598

285

1,587

 

59

158

428

645

     
   

Resources

647

916

481

2,044

 

276

25

0

301

     
   

Social Care, Housing & PP

2,994

2,094

1,692

6,780

 

1,279

1,420

0

2,699

     
   

Technical Services

715

286

304

1,305

 

2,667

2,108

2,009

6,784

     
     

7,039

4,225

3,015

14,278

 

6,450

11,966

9,401

27,817

     
                             
                 
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
 

223

145

 

181

Yr 1 - Charging Health Board for Occupancy of shared offices across County (100k), Reduction in night time security (23K),Building costs following sale of Johnstown offices ( 27k), sale of 40 spilman St (18k): Yr 1 & YR 2 - Sale of 1 & 2 Spilman St ( 20k& 15k)vacation of Coleshill properties (15k & 20k)reduction in caretaking staffing costs (20k & 20k); Yr 2 - vacation and sale of Ty'r Nant ( 40k), vacation and sale Pibwrlwyd (50k); Yr 3 -Reduction in rates & energy re Jobs Well House & Nurses Home (11k), relocation of staff, reduction in staff and implementation of agile working from various buildings (170k)

 

10

                       
         

Additional income from external consultancy work

     
         

Additional income from solar/wind energy generation

     
         

Pembrey airfield - above inflation rent increase

     
 

0

4

   

Savings following tendering of skip hire and security contracts - slipped to 2016/17

   

0

50

 

Above-inflation rent increases arising from increased throughput

   
 

0

7

   

Reduction in holding costs following sale / transfer of Education Centre, Ferryside

                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
         

VER 1* Technical Officer post

               
                           

Housing & Public Protection

                     
         

VER 1* Trading Standards Officer

               
                           
         

Reduced admin budgets

               
         

Reduced admin budgets

               
                           
                           
                           
 

0

0

0

                   
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
                           
 

0

0

0

                   

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Chief Executive

000

000

000

                                 

Post settlement Targets for

                                             

Corporate

                                           

Corporate Health & Safety

100

0

                                       

Total

100

0

0

                                   

0

                                             

Chief Executive

                                           

Chief Executive & Support Services

36

60

 

Reduction in Support Services budget for Chief Executive's office.

                                   

Total Chief Executive

36

60

0

                                   

0

                                             

People Management & Performance

                                           

Personnel Management

50

0

 

Reduction in contractual hours of staff in Year 2. Year 3 - Restructure of the HR Function.

                                 

M

Translation

30

0

                                       

Job Evaluation

20

0

 

Restructure of the section/reduction hours.

                                   

Business Support

0

0

 

Year 1- Reduction in 1 post, Year- 2 Reduction in hours.

                                   

Consultancy & Development

20

0

 

Review of Scrutiny/Consultancy structure, following temporary arrangements to support 2 secondments.

                                   

Total People Management & Performance

120

0

0

                                     
                                             

Customer Focus & Policy

                                           

Registrars

10

12

13

Increased income and reduced overtime

                                   

Communications - Press

20

0

25

Service Review

                                   

Net Customer Services

12

18

18

Transfer of part of service covered by Senior Manager i.e Careline to SCH & H, and rest of service to be realigned

                                   

Direct Communications

10

10

35

Increased income

                                   

Net Policy

40

10

10

Reduction in projects & activities and additional income

                                   

Complaints

52

0

 

The post of Service Improvement Manager is being removed from the structure and is being given up as a PBB. The Complaints team is now being managed by the Performance & Information Manager. A review of the service will take place in 2015 together with FOIA and the Contact Centre provision.

                                   

Equalities

5

0

 

Reduced project spend

                                   

LSB

10

0

 

Reduced project spend

                                   

Customer Service Centres

20

20

20

Service review and potentially reducing opening times. Also a possibility of moving to an 'appointments only' service with as much traffic as possible encouraged towards online self-service,or failing that,to the telephone,and wider distribution of simple services, eg blue bag provision,via libraries and other possible outlets

                                   

Contact Centre

20

55

30

Service review which will result in increased use of 'self help' via council website,increase in telephone call traffic arising from further reductions in CSC opening hours, plus introduction of appointments only CSC service (appointments made via contact centre)

                                   

Sustainability

15

0

 

Deletion of Project Funding

                                   

Performance Management

3

30

30

Yr 1 - Reduced software costs forprovision of GIS system Aligned Assets; Yr 2 - Maintenance agreement on GIS software to cease with implementation of new in-house developed GIS application (Planweb); Yr 3- Income generation from provision of Performance Management software to other Authorities

                                   

Total Customer Focus & Policy

217

155

181

                                     
                                             

Administration & Law

                                           

Departmental - Legal

81

21

 

2015/16 - 81k various staff re-alignments (61k); reconfiguration in legal systems, licence cancellations, discontibuation of subscriptions etc (20k). 2016/17 - 21k various staff re-alignements

                                   

Land Charges

5

28

 

Reductions in costs of Land Charges software

                                   

Net Departmental Administration

7

16

 

7k Further 5000 reduction in stationery budget plus additional 2000 miscellaneous expenditure; 2016/17 - 16k Restructuring/Redundancy/VER

                                   

Corporate Management

3

4

2

2015/16 - 3000 Legal Fees; 2016/17 - 2000 Advertising, 500 LDC Charges, 1500 Printing; 2016/17 Reduction in Supplies & services budget 2000

                                   

Central Mailing

4

0

 

2015/16 Other hired - the remainder of the budget relates to the leasing and maintenance costs of the franking machines at County Hall and Ty Elwyn which will need to be retained for the foreseable future as the lease on the County Hall machine runs until July 2018

                                   

Democratic Process

3

8

 

2015/16 3K Reduce Official cars from 2 to 1 . 2016/17 8K Conference attendance

                                   

Civic Ceremonials

8

5

 

2015/16 8k : 1k Admin & Office Equipment; 4k Stationery ,3k other running expenses; 2016/17 4.5k :3k Other Hired; 1.5k Hospitality

                                   

Total Administration & Law

111

81

2

                                     
                                             

Statutory Services

                                           

Statutory Services

0

45

 

staff reduction

                                   

Total Statutory Services

0

45

0

                                     
                                             

Chief Executive Total

484

341

183

                                     

EDUCATION & CHILDREN

                                           

Director & School Related Budgets

                                           

Director & Strategy

100

0

0

Reduction of management and service improvement costs by deleting budgeted growth in future years, and reduction in back-office costs (travel, postage, printing etc)

                                   

Total Director & School Related Budgets

100

0

0

                                     
                                             

Strategic Development

                                           

Business Support

50

0

0

Release of 1 part-time member of staff through severance, remove 1 part-time vacant post as part of reorganisation of duties (to add to 11 posts removed in recent years from central Business Support), reconfigure reprographics function, reduce learning & development budget and other miscellanous expenditure

                                   

Information & Improvement

95

0

50

2015-16: Implement Ceredigion County Council's Teacher Centre management information system in primary schools and the LA, saving external software costs, and roll out SIMS to all secondary schools. Reduce travel & training budgets. 2017-18: Review team structure in light of new system implementation & possible regional working

                                   

Total Strategic Development

145

0

50

                                     
                                             

Governance, Inclusion & School Catering

                                           

Catering Services

20

0

0

Transfer of School Breakfast Grant into RSG resulting in operational efficiences (reducing time allowed for assistants and supervisors by 1/4 hour per day) without detriment to service.

                                   

Catering Services

35

0

0

Restructure senior management (possibly through joint working with another LA)

                                   

Catering Services

80

40

0

Adjustment of labour table by 10% to bring in line with neighbouring Authorities (CCC is currently the highest)

                                   

Non-delegated school expenditure

57

0

0

Reduction in contingency funding

                                   

Education Services Management & Admin

30

0

0

Remodel Bahaviour Services management team

                                   

Inclusion Services - Out of County

200

0

0

Reduce out-of-county budget as a result of developing in-county provision (-150k), and increase charges to other authorities to reflect market value of service provision (-50k)

                                   

SEN & Governance

 

0

20

Remove external licensed software for SEN and Governor management and replace with internal solution

                                   

Governor Support & Admissions

50

0

0

Remodelling of Governance Section, net reduction of 2 posts through severance

                                   

Total Governance, Inclusion & School Catering

472

40

20

                                     
                                             

Improvement & Skills Division

                                           

School Improvement Service

0

-130

 

Regional collaboration grant for school improvement 130k

                                   

Youth and Community Learning

75

0

 

More effective & integrated management with Youth Offending & Prevention Service.

                                   

Youth Offending Service

50

0

 

More effective & integrated management with Youth Service

                                   

Early Years Education

40

0

 

Utilise budget underspend

                                   

Total Improvement & Skills Division

165

-130

0

                                     
                                             

Children's Services

                                           

Children Looked After

50

0

 

Less external commissioning of expert advice in care proceedings

                                   

Children with complex needs (respite centres)

250

0

 

Review of health contribution to respite centres - aim for health to pay their fair share (potentially 1/3)

                                   

Aids & Adaptations

15

0

0

Hywel Dda University Health Board to meet costs associated with the health needs of disabled children.

                                   

Family Support

45

0

0

Restructuring of relationship with Action for Children. Movement of Family Support Service in-house under existing manager, deletion of previous manager post.

                                   

Special Guardianship

30

0

 

Maximising income for Special Guardians

                                   

Support Services

0

80

 

Reduction of back office support following move to electronic case file system

                                   

Families First

75

0

 

Remove 2 vacant posts following restructuring

                                   

Educational Psychology

40

0

 

Remove 1 post through non-renewal of fixed term contract

                                   

Safeguarding in Schools

8

0

 

Charge schools for safeguarding training

                                   

Total Children's Services

513

80

0

                                     
                                             

EDUCATION AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES TOTAL

1,395

-10

70

                                     
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Regeneration & Leisure

000

000

000

                                   

Regeneration Core & Policy Performance

   

20

Reduction in divisional office expenses / running costs.

                                   

Total Core & Policy

0

0

20

                                     

Economic Development

                                           

Marketing Tourism Development

37

31

52

Realignment of whole of the Division to focus on new economic priorities and to meet efficiencies

                                   

3 T's Community Development Core Budget

3

0

 

Efficiencies in supplies & services to meet revised target

                                   

Community Grants

6

25

 

Realignment of the whole of the division to focus on new economic priorities and to meet efficiencies

                                   

Rural Carmarthenshire

13

0

4

Acceleration of efficiencies to 2015/16 & reduction in hired services in 2017/18

                                   

Physical Regeneration

6

20

4

Realignment of whole of the Division to focus on new economic priorities and to meet efficiencies,

                                   

Amman Gwendraeth Regeneration

12

0

2

Realignment of whole of the Division to focus on new economic priorities and to meet efficiencies

                                   

Llanelli Regeneration

14

0

6

Realignment of whole of the Division to focus on new economic priorities and to meet efficiencies

                                   

Support Services

6

36

54

Realignment of whole of the Division to focus on new economic priorities and to meet efficiencies

                                   

Business Support Projects

30

1

 

Realignment of whole of the Division to focus on new economic priorities and to meet efficiencies

                                   

Events and Marketing

11

0

 

General reduction in supplies budget accelerated PBB from 2016/17

                                   

The Beacon

0

0

30

The Beacon is managed under a joint arrangement with WG -reduction of 1FTE in 2017/18

                                   

Total Economic Development

138

113

152

                                     
                                             

Planning

                                           

Development Management

44

23

33

Reduce 2 FTE's in 2015/16 in planning support - following TIC review (linked to severance review). Reduce 1 FTE in 2016/17 (linked to severance review). 2017/18 - Additional income from pre-application advice

                                   

Policy & Conservation

15

0

0

Linked into severance opportunites - Post is partly-funded by NRW

                                   

Building Control - Admin

60

10

30

Comprehensive review of structure including senior management - linked to severance review - 1 FTE in 2015/16. 10k travelling costs in 2016/17. Comprehensive review of structure as part of the corporate review of Property Services in 2017/18

                                   

Planning Admin Account

0

75

40

Reduction in the use of consultants. Also, review of senior management in 2016/17 (50k)

                                   

Total Planning

119

108

103

                                     
                                             

West Wales European Centre

                                           

External Funding

19

0

 

Increased income generated through consultancy.

                                   

West Wales European Centre

1

21

10

Reduction in supplies budget to meet revised target (15/16). Senior Management re-alignment generating a reduction of 1 FTE due to a change in service delivery model in 16/17. Review of premises and other costs in 2017/18

                                   

Total West Wales European Centre

20

21

10

                                     
                                             

Leisure

                                           

Sports & Leisure - County Wide

                                           

Sport & Leisure General

11

79

 

Barn hire 10k in 15/16. 1k in relation to Brynamman Swimming Pool. Facility now closed - local community given option to take over, but no progress to date. 16/17 - 79k Re-alignment looking at less central mgt costs, and no funding for Elite swimming (National Governing Body to take on), plus other general efficiencies. Lead in time necessary for reviewing and consulting on service re-alignment and negotiating with National Governing Body re Elite swimming.

                                   

Total Sports & Leisure - County Wide

11

79

0

                                     
                                             

Sport & Leisure West

                                           

Carmarthen Fusion

9

3

 

Increased income

                                   

Carmarthen Leisure Centre

0

35

 

Review of wet / dry programme as part of re-alignment. Lead in time necessary as part of service review for consultation with staff and Trade Unions

                                   

Bro Myrddin Indoor Bowling Club

5

10

 

Phased hand-over to Bowling committee dropping subsidy by 2017/18. CCC would retain building landlord responsibility of current lease proposal. Agreement with Committee to taper subsidy over a 3 year period

                                   

Total Sport & Leisure West

14

48

0

                                     
                                             

Sport & Leisure East

                                           

Amman Valley Fusion

5

0

 

Increased income once school re-furb completed

                                   

Gwendraeth Sports Centre

3

0

 

Investigate possibility of new merged school taking on responsibility for community use hours

                                   

Dinefwr Bowling Club

5

10

 

Phased hand-over to Bowling committee dropping subsidy by 2017/18. CCC would retain building landlord responsibility of current lease proposal. Agreement with Committee to taper subsidy over a 3 year period.

                                   

Total Sport & Leisure East

13

10

0

                                     
                                             

Sport & Leisure South

                                           

Llanelli Fusion

6

0

 

Increased income

                                   

Llanelli Leisure Centre

33

30

 

Service review resulting in reduction of 1 FTE in 2015/16 (20k) .Review of wet / dry programme as part of re-alignment. Need to consider long term plans for Llanelli LC and potential revenue / capital implications. General efficiencies.

                                   

Coedcae Sports Hall

11

0

 

Investigate option of handing facility over to school to manage direct bookings with clubs for Gymnasium, Sports hall, and Red Gra all weather pitch . Alternative is to reduce opening hours to Mon, Tues, Thurs nights only

                                   

Total Sport & Leisure South

50

30

0

                                     
                                             

Outdoor Education

                                           

Pendine School Camp

0

12

 

Savings are internal efficiencies or increased income only for now. Facility is operating efficiently given value to users. Future investigation into potential for outsourcing facility.

                                   

Total Outdoor Education

0

12

0

                                     
                                             

Countryside Facilities

                                           

Pembrey Ski Slope

52

0

0

Service review resulting in reduction of 2FTEs

                                   

Pembrey Country Park

74

5

0

Re-alignment of Countryside and Coast division, including re-visiting RNLI lifeguarding provision (School Summer holiday period only as opposed to April to Sept). Release of 2 FTEs in 2015/16 as part of re-alignment. Additional income generation (15K) at PCP in 2015/16 to meet additional PBB target. Release of 1 FTE in 2016/17

                                   

Llyn Llech Owain Country Park

46

0

0

Release of 1.32 FTEs as part of service review linked to severance opportunities

                                   

Pendine Beach

5

0

0

Release of 0.16 FTEs as part of service review linked to severance opportunities

                                   

Total Countryside Facilities

177

5

0

                                     
                                             

Countryside Access

                                           

Public Rights Of Way

68

0

0

Release of 2 FTEs as part of service review linked to severance opportunities

                                   

Total Countryside Access

68

0

0

                                     
                                             

Millennium Coastal Park

                                           

Millennium Coastal Park

0

50

 

Re-alignment of staffing structure with delivery of 2 FTEs in 2016/17.

                                   

Total Millennium Coastal Park

0

50

0

                                     
                                             

Culture & Heritage

                                           

Laugharne Boathouse

18

0

 

Arts staffing re-alignments

                                   

Y Ffwrnes

0

33

 

Review of structures in theatres generally including delivery of 1 FTE in 2016/17

                                   

Lyric Theatre

0

22

 

Review of structures in theatres generally including delivery of 1 FTE in 2016/17

                                   

Entertainment Centres General

0

37

 

Linked to staffing re-alignment and service review.

                                   

Libraries

47

30

 

Review structures with release of staff in 2015/16 & 2016/17. Service review ongoing with 1FTE already released early in 2014/15

                                   

Archives

29

0

 

Release of 1 FTE due to severance linked into service reviews

                                   

Total Culture & Heritage

94

122

0

                                     
                                             

Total Leisure

427

356

0

                                     
                                             

Regeneration and Leisure Total

704

598

285

                                     
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Resources

000

000

000

                                   

Finance

                                           

Accountancy

74

166

149

2015-16 Structure realginments (74k); NI/Super savingd from introduction of car leasing scheme (60k), structure realignment 72k; 2017-18 further realignment of structures (149k)

                                   

Net Housing Ben Admin

0

0

 

Further review of Benefits/Council Tax section in conjunction with the roll out of the Welfare reform. (see below)

                                   

Revenues

25

0

 

Realignment of section.

                                   

Council Tax

23

0

 

Minor section realignment.

                                   

Recovery

0

21

 

Realignment of section.

                                   

Revenues

30

100

 

Revenue Services realignment, reducing the management structure and reduction in Cashiers (P/T)

                                   

Payments

0

45

 

Realignment of structure accommodating the structural changes required for P2P

                                   

Total Financial Services

152

332

149

                                     
                                             

Audit, Risk, Procurement and Information Technology

                                           

Information Technology

157

103

100

2015/16 Removal of 7 FTE (157k). 2016/17 Removal of 2 FTE (103k) . 2017/18 Further realignment

                                   

Corporate Network

30

100

 

2015/16 Efficiencies from new ESPO Telecom (ADEPT) Contract (30k). 2016/17 Reduction in Corporate Network Budgets by up to 100K but also seek inititiatives from across the Division

                                   

IT Operational

74

216

 

2015/16 Reduce IT Operational Codes (74K). 2016/17 Reduce IT Operational codes by up to 200K but also seek initiatives across the Division.

                                   

Total Audit, Risk, Procurement and IT

261

419

100

                                     
                                             

Corporate Property

                                           

Admin Buildings

223

145

181

Yr 1 - Charging Health Board for Occupancy of shared offices across County (100k), Reduction in night time security (23K),Sale of Johnstown offices ( 27k), sale of 40 spilman St (18k): Yr 1 & YR 2 - Sale of 1 & 2 Spilman St ( 20k& 15k)vacation of Coleshill properties (15k & 20k)reduction in caretaking staffing costs (20k & 20k); Yr 2 - sale of Ty'r Nant ( 40k), vacation of Pibwrlwyd (50k); Yr 3 -sale of Jobs Well House & Nurses Home (11k), relocation of staff, reduction in staff and implementation of agile working from various buildings (170k)

                                   

Depots

10

0

 

Reduced energy costs

                                   

Corporate Property

0

0

1

Additional income from external consultancy work

                                   

Rural Estates

0

0

50

Additional income from solar/wind energy generation

                                   

Industrial

0

5

 

Pembrey airfield - above inflation rent increase

                                   

Provisions market

0

4

 

Savings following tendering of skip hire and security contracts

                                   

Livestock Market

1

4

 

Above-inflation rent increases arising from increased throughput

                                   

Commercial Properties

0

7

 

Reduction in holding costs following sale / transfer of Education Centre, Ferryside

                                   

Total Corporate Property

234

165

232

                                     
                                             

Resources Total

647

916

481

                                     
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Social Care, Housing & Public Protection

000

000

000

                                   

Housing & Public Protection

                                           

Public Health Services Management

35

0

 

VER 1* Technical Officer post

                                   

Trading Standards Services Management

35

0

 

VER 1* Trading Standards Officer

                                   

Home Improvements (Non Hra)

100

0

 

Deletion of 2 posts and a review of income streams

                                   

Investment/Re-housing

56

0

 

Reduction in grant paid to Women's Aid (32k) and termination of bond scheme (24)

                                   

Supporting People

0

5

5

Reduced travelling and admin budgets

                                   

Temporary Accommodation

4

4

4

Reduced admin budgets

                                   

Social Lettings Agency

4

4

4

Reduced admin budgets

                                   

HOUSING (Council Fund) TOTAL

234

13

13

                                     
                                             

Older People Services

                                           

L.A Residential Homes

100

100

 

Service Review to address under occupancy

                                   

Private Sector Residential Homes

300

300

300

Reduction in placements through impact of enablement & convalescence beds

                                   

Extra Care

100

100

 

Service review and renegotiation of contract

                                   

Private Sector Home Care

300

300

300

Reduction in care packages through impact of enablement and use of OT's to reduce use of double carers

                                   

Grants to Voluntary Organisations

50

40

 

Review of grants to voluntary sector

                                   

Divisional Supplies & Services

100

100

100

No inflationary uplift on divisional Supplies & Services

                                   

Management and Support

500

0

 

Review of Management structure

                                   
 

1,450

940

700

                                     
                                             

Physical/Sensory Disabled

                                           

Group Homes

150

0

 

Contract review of service requirements and renegotiation of contracts

                                   

Grants to Voluntary Organisations

35

0

 

Review of grants to voluntary sector

                                   
 

185

0

0

                                     

Learning Disabilities

                                           

LA Day services

20

20

20

No inflationary uplift

                                   

Private Sector Residential Homes

630

630

630

500k each year from Accommodation strategy , balance no inflationary uplift

                                   

Group Homes / Supported Living

115

115

115

No inflationary uplift

                                   

Community Day Services

45

90

45

No inflationary uplift/service review in year2

                                   

Grants to Voluntary Organisations

5

5

5

No inflationary uplift

                                   

Adult Placement Scheme

30

0

 

Additional income

                                   
 

845

860

815

                                     

Mental Health

                                           

Private Sector Residential Homes

60

60

60

No inflationary uplift

                                   

Group Homes

5

5

5

No inflationary uplift

                                   

Mental Illness Strategy

15

20

 

Review of grants to voluntary sector

                                   
 

80

85

65

                                     
                                             

Support Costs

                                           

Adult Safeguarding & Improvement Team

110

99

99

Service reconfiguration

                                   

Support Costs

90

97

 

Rationalisation of functions

                                   
 

200

196

99

                                     
                                             

SOCIAL CARE TOTAL

2,994

2,094

1,692

                                     
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Technical Services

000

000

000

                                   

Policy and Performance

                                           

Emergency Planning

36

0

 

36k Potential Severance / compulsory redundancy (1 fte)

                                   

Policy divisional cost centre

57

69

60

39k Potential Severance/compulsory redundancy (2 fte); 18K Postages, photocopying costs, stationery etc. 69k staff savings not yet identified (3fte) - linked in with the departmental Admin review.

                                   

Total Policy and Performance division

93

69

60

                                     
                                             

Streetscene

                                           

Streetscene division

250

0

150

Individual service reviews currently underway on Streetscene functions in order to rationalise service provision with loss of 9.9 no. FTEs.

                                   

Ammanford Cemetery

4

3

4

Majority of testing and remedial works will be completed during 2014/15. Remaining budget to be utilised to undertake cyclical grounds maintenance and cyclical testing. Impact : Ensure continued safety to the general public. Reduced ability to undertake substantial remedial works.

                                   

Total Streetscene

254

3

154

                                     
                                             

Transport

                                           

Civil Design

3

0

0

Civil Design service efficiency

                                   

Transport Strategic Planning

30

   

Increased searches income recharged plus staffing reduction via severance.

                                   

Fleet Services

25

0

0

10k income from compulsory MOTs for vehicles used on Authority business; 15k increase in MOT trade combined with review of 2 weekly inspection of RCVs.

                                   

Public Transport Support - RPI hol

10

0

 

RPI holiday on local bus service contracts, linked to above average increase on fares in order to compensate for loss of income.

                                   

Transport to Primary Schools

1

0

 

Increase charge for lost passes.

                                   

Traffic & Parking services

49

0

0

5k car park advertising; 14k Increase charge for temporary road closure applications; 1.5k Section 33 off road rally events applications; 28k service review.

                                   

Managed car pool system

200

200

0

Any efficiencies will be subject to user departments' acceptance

                                   

Total Transport

318

200

0

                                     
                                             

Property Services

                                           

Building Maintenenance, Operational & Services

50

14

90

Further savings on non operational costs centralised from the other budget headings.

                                   

Total Property Services

50

14

90

                                     
                                             

TECHNICAL SERVICES TOTAL

715

286

304

                                     

 

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Corporate

000

000

000

                                 

Post settlement Targets for

Standby

400

   

Renegotiation of standby rate and the review of its application

                                   

Total Corporate

400

0

0

                                   

0

                                             
                                             
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                 

'2017-18

Chief Executive

000

000

000

                                 

000

Welsh Language

10

0

0

Reduced budget for undertaking projects to support the development of the use of the Welsh language within the Council and in the Community.

                                 

0

CCTV

0

25

25

Reduce monitoring to peak activity times only - hours to be confirmed by discussion with police colleagues,depending on future staffing levels. It is anticipated that these key times would include weekend day and evening shifts.

                                 

25

Community Safety Revenue

33

15

0

Reduced support for projects delivered in partnership to target CSP priorities including acquisitive crime (burglary, scams, rogue traders and vehicle crimes); anti-social behaviour and criminal damage; road safety; and violent and substance misuse related crime.

                                 

0

Democratic Process

14

15

0

2015/16 14k -Thorough review of meeting schedules/cycles/timing, etc. 2016/17 15K Members' PC's and laptops to be replaced with iPads/tablets leading to paperless meetings (Printing and postage for all meetings)

                                 

0

Total Chief Executive

57

55

25

                                     
                                             
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Education & Children

000

000

000

                                   

Non-delegated school expenditure

69

0

0

Transfer cost of purchasing appropriate licences to schools (e.g. recording & use of published media)

                                   

School Meals

100

100

0

Increase primary meal price to 2.30 in April 2015 (inflation + 5p) and 2.40 in April 2016 (inflation + 5p), with similar increases in charges in secondary schools. Note that this is in addition to the corporate target to increase all income streams by 2.1% in 15/16. This equates to approximately 5p per meal.

                                   

School Meals

200

0

0

Further efficiencies in the service, aligned to other savings (increased charges, labour table etc)

                                   

Home Tuition Service

45

55

0

Release of 1 post through severance (2015-16, -45k), and strengthen thresholds for provision of home tuition to clinically certified need and develop e-teaching approach, requiring schools to take greater management responsibility (2016-17, -55k)

                                   

Behaviour Support Services

75

0

0

Remodel management structure, and reduce scale of Behaviour Support provision, & release of 1 staff member through severance

                                   

Secondary Speech & Language Provision

0

50

0

Remodel how support is provided for secondary age pupils with speech, language and communication needs

                                   

Schools EVR costs

0

150

150

Review protocol and terms of release, and work with schools to share costs and minimise the need for redundancy

                                   

Inclusion Services - SEN

100

100

0

Reduce level of funding to schools as existing statements expire

                                   

Inclusion Services - SEN

100

100

0

Further reduce SEN funding to schools

                                   

Early Years Education

0

40

0

In order to ensure equity of access to nursery education for all children across Carmarthenshire, transfer the responsibility and the budget for statutory 3 year old education provision to schools. This would be subject to review and consultation will take place with stakeholders.

                                   

Youth Services

93

0

0

Reduce the scale of service provision, removing some existing services and re-model provision in line with conclusions of the Education and Children's Services Task and Finish Group review of youth clubs. 2 identified through severance

                                   

Youth Services

0

100

0

Further reduce Youth Service provision (CCC already the lowest spender of all Welsh LAs). This could potentially impact on Carmarthenshire's NEET performance

                                   

School Effectiveness Grant

150

0

0

Reduce match funding element of SEG which is part of WG grant terms and conditions

                                   

School Improvement Service

100

0

0

Reduce County Council's School Improvement team, reducing support for humanities subjects (1 post lost as a result of severance, 1 compulsory redundancy)

                                   

Children Looked After - Fostering

0

50

0

Based on further drop in LAC

                                   

Commissioning & Social Work

173

0

0

Reconfigure social work teams and associated costs

                                   

Fostering Support

100

0

0

Release of 2 posts through severance, and remove out of hours support to foster carers

                                   

Children Looked After - Fostering

250

0

0

The authority is exploring and investing in services that will hopefully reduce the need for children to come into foster care. If we can succeed in this target then we can reduce the amount of money that goes into paying for the care of, at present, some 270 children

                                   

Children Looked After incl Leaving Care, Taxis & Ind Review Service

0

0

50

Care leavers are children who leave foster care between the ages of 16 - 18. However, we continue to provide support to them up to the age of 21 and beyond if in full time education. Welsh Government have issued guidance asking authorities to keep children in care for longer, as many are not ready to leave until much older than 18. If we succeed in reducing our number of care leavers then the expected growth in this area will decline

                                   

Respite Centres and Residential Unit for Profoundly Disabled Children

0

0

200

There is potential to move from 2 respite centres to 1, with a compensating increase in home based outreach respite support, realising up to 200,000 of expenditure savings. Some staff may be redeployed to the outreach service, others may be made redundant

                                   
                                             

Delegated Schools Budget

                                           

Delegated school budget

157

7,455

6,539

Reduce delegated school budget as a result of an overall fall in pupil numbers. Efficencies to be delivered by schools in line with local authority targets

                                   

Total Education and Children

1,712

8,200

6,939

                                     
                                             
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Regeneration & Leisure

000

000

000

                                   

Closure of a number of Leisure facilities to meet financial pressures; explore alternative service delivery models at some facilities

0

35

330

With the efficiency targets set for the Division it is inevitable that a review of Leisure provision throughout the County has to be undertaken with potential closure of some venues. The service will also explore alternative service delivery models i.e. Trust model.

                                   

Alternative service delivery of the Authority's Leisure portfolio via management through a Leisure Trust

30

0

0

Due to only partial delivery of the efficiency associated with charging for school use at dual sites there is a necessity to accelerate the transfer of leisure facilities' management to a Leisure Trust in order to realise efficiencies as per the targets set. (The realistic delivery timescale is likely to result in the full Trust status being implemented by 2017/18). Shortfall in school recharge income in 2015/16 will be met from severance opportunities throughout the division.

                                   

Review of Theatre Service Provision

0

0

48

Reduction in service specification and review of current Carmarthenshire Theatres delivery model to meet the increased efficiency target for 2017/18

                                   

Oriel Myrddin CCC

0

29

0

Phased transfer to independent trust status from 16/17

                                   

Libraries

29

94

50

Review delivery models for community and mobile library provision, contract cleaning and staff. Look positively at electronic / on-line solutions, along with co-location of premises where possible. Seek partnership funding from T&C councils for localised provision. 2017/18 PBBs can only be delivered through significant reduction in branch libraries with a different mobile solution.

                                   

Total Regeneration & leisure

59

158

428

                                     
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Resources

000

000

000

                                   

Council Tax Pensioner Grant

236

0

0

Discontinuation of the former Welsh Government "Helping Pensioners with their Council Tax" scheme

                                   

Revenues & Cash Desk

 

25

0

Closure of Llandeilo Cash Office

                                   

Revenues & Cash Desk

40

 

0

Introduction of charging for credit card payments

                                   

Total Resources

276

25

0

                                     
                                             
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Social Care, Housing & Public Protection

000

000

000

                                   

L.A Residential Homes for Older People

     

The Authority and the independent sector both provide residential care homes. The proposals are:

                                   

300

0

0

Early closure of Glanmorlais / Tegfan.

                                 

280

230

0

Yr 1 -part year effect of closure of residential home 230k; charging for flexi beds 50k : Yr 2 full year effect of Home closure

                                 

Home Care Services for Older People

350

1,050

0

Home care is provided to eligible older people directly by the Authority, or by the independent Sector. The proposal is to explore options for transfer all remaining in house Long Term Domiciliary Care hours to Local Authority Arms Length Trading Company, Social enterprise operation or the independent sector.

                                   

Meals on Wheels

100

0

0

Cessation of Hot Meals Delivery

                                   

Day Centres

120

0

0

Review of Day service likely to produce savings of 500k. 2014/15 PBB of 380k. 2015/16 balance of savings

                                   

Supported Employment

44

50

0

The Authority provides training and supported employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities. The Council will consider maintaining and improving the service by looking at the potential of a Local Authority Trading Company and/or working with a Social Enterprise.

                                   

Day Services for Residents with Learning Disabilities

85

90

0

Efficiencies and greater utilisation could be achieved by the reconfiguration of existing day opportunity provision could be achieved in partnership with a variety of organisations and local community groups

                                   

Total Social Care, Housing & Public Protection

1,279

1,420

0

                                     
                                             
                                             

Department

'2015-16

'2016-17

'2017-18

EFFICIENCY DESCRIPTION

                                   

Technical Services

000

000

000

                                   

Highway Lighting

258

196

173

Phased switch off a Minimum 9,100 lights permanently; Re-assessment of service levels and standards which will lead to a lower level of service. Would be unable to provide for any future asset growth as a result of new developments, Traffic calming measures etc; A reduction in reactive maintenance; column renewals and upgrades of highway/street lighting would cease. Consequently, a review of maning-levels, transport and plant will form part of this process.

                                   

Flood Defence & Land Drainage

52

42

34

Reduction in flood defence and land drainage maintenance / improvement works.

                                   

Bridge Maintenance

132

100

88

Reduction in basic reactive Bridge Maintenance works.

                                   

Remedial Earthworks

46

35

31

Reduction in basic reactive maintenance of highway support embankments and walls.

                                   

Technical Surveys & Asset Management

25

36

0

1. Footway condition surveys - potential cessation of a programme of National standard accredited footway network surveys (FNS) 2. Reduced budget provision for Technical hardware i.e. Computer equipment, mapping software and computer systems support. 1.Road condition surveys - potential cessation of annual scanner surveys to all Classes of road (3500km) - scanner survey identifies road profile, cracking and rutting levels - produces National Highway condition performance indicator for reports to WG.

                                   

Highway Maintenance

1,343

1,015

913

Re-assessment of service delivery and standards which will consider reductions in structural works, cyclical maintenance including emergency response, drainage works, mechanical sweeping, surface treatment works, winter maintenance, verge mowing and weed control functions. A review of manning-levels, transport and plant will form part of this process. As a result of the interim review of manning levels the service is near to the optimum manning-level with a further review to be undertaken.

                                   

Environmental Enforcement

5

10

0

Environmental enforcement covers dog fouling, nuisance vehicles, abandoned vehicles, graffiti and fly posting offences - supplies and equipment budget. Individual service review to be undertaken to achieve savings

                                   

Town Centre Management

7

12

 

Re-assessment of service delivery and standards which will consider reductions in structural works, cyclical maintenance including emergency response, drainage works, mechanical sweeping, surface treatment works, winter maintenance, verge mowing and weed control functions. A review of manning-levels, transport and plant will form part of this process. As a result of the interim review of manning levels the service is near to the optimum manning-level with a further review to be undertaken.

                                   

Cleansing Services

312

159

116

Service review to be undertaken that will include re-assessing current service levels and standards in order to meet proposed budget constraints, whilst continuing to meet the obligations of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This will necessitate a re-evaluation of the current resources deployed within the service

                                   

Coastal Protection

11

8

8

Reduction in maintenance of coastal protection schemes. Most of the Coast Protection budget is spent on reactive work following storms and other bad weather events.

                                   

Public Transport Support

157

124

0

50k Subject to pressures for Education school transport being funded; 8K Remove support for the Welsh Government scheme to provide discounted travel for Concessionary Travel Pass holders during winter months on the Heart of Wales line; 3k Reduce support for the Heart of Wales forum from 7k to 4k per annum.Remove provision of fare paying school buses; 96k Currently provision is made for children to pay to travel on subsidised buses in some areas to schools within their "statutory walking distance" where the children are not eligible for free travel. Commercial operators could run these services without subisdy.

                                   

Home to College Transport

0

65

412

Charging/removal of support for discretionary post - 16 transport service from the 1st September 2016. The decision is subject to statutory consultation which results in efficiencies for the part year only in 16/17. Other LA's across Wales already charge or are considering a charge.

                                   

Transport to Secondary Schools

4

0

170

4k -Introduction of an administrative charge of 50 for annual issue of "spare seat" bus passes; 170k - remove free transport to denominational schools. At present the Authority offers free transport above the minimum requirements to denominational schools. Most of the transport is in respect of St.John Lloyd and St.Marys schools in Llanelli. The policy is more generous than for other schools and there are signs of a growth in the numbers. Other LA's are removing provision.

                                   

Car Parks

109

54

54

54k - 20pence increase across all bands (net of validation); 55k - evening parking charges in East Gate and John Street car parks will commence on 1st April 2015, as per the regulation order introduced on 28th August 2014.

                                   

Staff & Member parking charge

0

109

10

Introduce a charge to staff and councillors for parking in the Authority's car parks. Income is net of administration and set-up costs. The proposal is based on a charge of 10 per month.

                                   

Nant y Ci Park & Ride

63

0

0

Remove Park & Ride facility

                                   

School Crossing Patrols

55

55

0

Efficiencies can be gained by deselection of School Crossing Patrol sites using the criteria for the assessment of school crossing patrol sites, published in RoSPA’s School Crossing Patrol national guidance document.

                                   

Parks

88

88

 

88k increase in income from Parks charges increases

                                   

Total of current proposals

2,667

2,108

2,009

                                     
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
 

223

145

 

Yr 1 - Charging Health Board for Occupancy of shared offices across County (100k), Reduction in night time security (23K),Building costs following sale of Johnstown offices ( 27k), sale of 40 spilman St (18k): Yr 1 & YR 2 - Sale of 1 & 2 Spilman St ( 20k& 15k)vacation of Coleshill properties (15k & 20k)reduction in caretaking staffing costs (20k & 20k); Yr 2 - vacation and sale of Ty'r Nant ( 40k), vacation and sale Pibwrlwyd (50k); Yr 3 -Reduction in rates & energy re Jobs Well House & Nurses Home (11k), relocation of staff, reduction in staff and implementation of agile working from various buildings (170k)

                                   
 

10

                                         
       

Additional income from external consultancy work

                                   
   

0

50

Additional income from solar/wind energy generation

                                   
       

Pembrey airfield - above inflation rent increase

                                   
 

0

4

 

Savings following tendering of skip hire and security contracts - slipped to 2016/17

                                   
       

Above-inflation rent increases arising from increased throughput

                                   
 

0

7

 

Reduction in holding costs following sale / transfer of Education Centre, Ferryside

                                   
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             
                                             

Housing & Public Protection

                                           
       

VER 1* Technical Officer post

                                   
       

VER 1* Trading Standards Officer

                                   
       

Deletion of 2 posts and a review of income streams

                                   
       

Reduction in grant paid to Women's Aid (32k) and termination of bond scheme (24)

                                   
       

Reduced travelling and admin budgets

                                   
       

Reduced admin budgets

                                   
       

Reduced admin budgets

                                   
 

0

0

0