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

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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.