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Budget 2013 Consultation

Background

Like councils up and down the country Bedford Borough Council is facing major financial pressures due to factors including a significant reduction in government funding, inflation and demand for services. We are therefore required to deliver £36million of savings over the four years to 2016.

 

Last year Bedford Borough Council was able to agree savings of £23million over the four year period. Proposals this year again focus on new ways of doing business that enable the Council to continue to provide high performing services. With just 5% of the savings coming from changes in services, this year’s proposals cover back office savings, improved procurement, generating more income and reducing the costs of buying in goods and services the Council receives from elsewhere. This year there are seventy proposals which were put forward for public consultation. 

 

Please note this consultation is now closed

The Proposals were discussed at the Executive meeting on 5th December. The papers can be viewed by using the links below.

Overall Report

Service Specific Proposals Report

 

View the proposals

The proposals are divided by six categories. Click on the links to view the proposals.

Service (SV) - These proposals have a direct effect on services provided by the Council

Workforce (WF) - These proposals suggest a reduction in numbers of staff working for the Council

Back Office (BO) - These proposals affect the back office operations within the Council

Procurement (PC) - These proposals relate to how the Council buys goods and services

Income Generation (IG) - These proposals identify potential for the Council to generate income

Funding Transfer (FT) - These proposals relate to the transfer of responsibility

 

Capital Programme

Details of the capital programme can be accessed here.

 

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