Below are the budget proposals for Corporate & Housing services that have been approved.

    Finance

    Council tax automation

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    100 4

    Commentary

    Automation within Council Tax (and potentially Council Tax Reduction) via increased use of auto processing interfaces.

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    No EPIA required as saving being met by vacancy management or voluntary severance.

    Improved Financial Processes

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    100 1.5

    Commentary

    Staff Savings through improving financial processes, increased/improved reliance on ICT and focussing on key strategic financial areas.

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    EPIA not required.

    Staff saving in Revenues and Benefits

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    54 1

    Commentary

    Deletion of vacant post(s).

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    No EPIA required as saving being met vacancy management.


    Governance

    Records Management Review/Legal Case Management

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    23 1

    Commentary

    The adoption of an electronic case management system would lead to a significant reduction in the use of paper files and a managed reduction in records management staff.

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    Initial EPIA complete.

    Review of Printworks

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    45 1

    Commentary

    Review of printing demand across Council and redesign to meet demand.

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    Initial EPIA required - in progress.

    Staff Savings - Governance

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    18 0.5

    Commentary

    Saving will be achieved through voluntary severance.

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    No EPIA required - saving will be achieved through voluntary severance.


    People, Tech & Transformation

    Customer & Business Support (CBS) - Management Team structure redesign

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    450 13

    Commentary

    Redesign of the management structure within CBS reducing the number of staff with line management and supervisory responsibilities. Will result in less management support for clerical and administration staff across the Council who will require to work more on their own.

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    No EPIA required as saving being met by voluntary severance or vacancy management.

    Review Organisational Development (OD) support and delivery model

    Estimated savings

    2021/22
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    30 0.8

    Commentary

    Reduction in OD support - will reduce the resource available to undertake cultural and sustainable change across the organisation.

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    EPIA not required.