Budget 2010-2011 - Worcestershire County Council

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Budget 2010-2011 - Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council Budget 2010-2011

Worcestershire County Council

Budget 2010-2011

53446 03/10

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Worcestershire County Council Corporate Priorities

The Council’s Corporate Plan 2009 – 2013 identifies the following priorities:

Value for money and low Council Tax

The local economy

Keeping people safe

Roads, travel and transport

Independent healthy living

Educational achievement and skills

A green future

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DEPLOYMENT OF REVENUE AND CAPITAL

RESOURCES

Budget 2010/2011

Contents

Corporate Priorities

Pages

Inside cover

Summary of Budget Decisions 2

Personal Assurance Statement by the Director of Financial

Services

5

The County Council’s Statutory Duties 6

Medium Term Financial Plan 7

Statement of Prudential Indicators 10

Council tax and precepts 18

Revenue Budget Summary 20

Subjective Analysis 21

Detailed Directorate Revenue Estimates

Adult & Community Services 23

Children’s Services 71

Environmental Services 91

Corporate Services, Chief Executive and Director of

Public Health

105

Planning, Economy and Performance 135

Financial Services 147

Specific Revenue and Capital Grants 153

Capital Programme 156

Council Tax Leaflet 161

Finance Function Philosophy

Inside cover

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Summary of Budget Decisions 2010/11

The Council agreed their budget and precept on 18 February 2010 for the

deployment of revenue and capital resources in 2010/11.

Budget Policy

The Council had before it a detailed report on the budget and related documents,

which the Cabinet had recommended for adoption. Individual sections of the report

to Cabinet, sent to all members, set out the detail and referred to: -

the revenue budget

the capital programme

the prudential code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities and Treasury

Management Strategy, and

the Medium Term Financial Plan

Revenue Budget

The report reminded members that Cabinet had considered the report of the

Director of Financial Services, setting out:

developments since the December 2009 meeting. These included an

improvement in resource availability

details of the most significant funding developments and changes to the

financial strategy over the last year

a funding summary. Directorate cash limit baselines, before contribution

to reserves, amounted to £305.998m

details of the Personal Care at Home Bill, which requires a contingency of

£1.525m to be set aside to meet estimated net costs

the Government’s funding allocations for the year. These included

formula grant for Worcestershire of £90.159m, Area Based Grant of

£39.734m and specific grant of £441.770m (including Dedicated Schools

Grant)

draft Directorate revenue budgets for 2010/11.

Capital Programme

Forecast investment over the medium term is over £430m. Fresh investment of

£26.5m was proposed for road improvements in rural areas, phased flood

mitigation measures and footway improvements. The capital programme also

included the following projects: Building Schools for the Future; Worcester Library

and History Centre; Local Transport Plan and Business Development Support.

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Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities and Medium

Term Financial Planning

The report circulated recommended Prudential Indicators, the Minimum Revenue

Provision Statement and the Treasury Management Strategy supporting prudent

money market activity.

Medium Term Financial Planning Framework

A review of the Council’s medium term financial planning framework principles

had been undertaken to guide the annual budget policy. The report

recommended a Medium Term Financial Plan for 2010-14.

Overall Revenue Budget Requirement

The process outlined had resulted in a proposed overall revenue budget

requirement for 2010/11 of £305.998m (£309.083m including contribution to

reserves) and a proposed increase of 2.5% in Council Tax for Band D equivalent.

This was in line with Government expectations that council tax increases should

be limited to below 3%.

Council Meeting

The Council considered the Cabinet’s proposals and RESOLVED that having

regard to the report of the Director of Financial Services under Section 25

of the Local Government Act 2003 confirming the robustness of the

estimates included in the proposed budget and the adequacy of the

proposed financial reserves that:

(a) the overall net revenue budget requirement for the year starting 1

April 2010 until 31 March 2011 be £309.083m (as detailed in Appendix

1 to these minutes);

(b)

the precept for 2010/11 be £217,753,167 and the council tax be set at

£1,039.06 for Band D equivalent (representing an increase of 2.5%

over the comparable figure for 2009/10) as shown in Appendix 2 to

these minutes;

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(c)

Directorate cash limits for 2010/11 be set as follows and detailed in

Appendix 3 to these minutes:

Directorate

Adult and Community Services

Children’s Services

Environmental Services

Corporate Services

Planning, Economy and Performance

Financial Services

£m

157.180

84.913

60.778

5.348

4.801

(7.022)

305.998

Add contribution to reserves 3.085

Total 309.083

(d)

(e)

(f)

deployment of Area Based Grant for 2010/11 emphasising the

honouring of commitments previously met by specific funding be

approved as set out in Appendix 4 to these minutes;

the Capital Programme as set out in Appendix 5 to these minutes be

approved;

the Statement of Prudential Indicators and the Minimum Revenue

Provision Statement as set out in Appendix 6 to these minutes be

approved;

(g) the Treasury Management Strategy 2010/11 as set out in Appendix 7

to these minutes be approved;

(h)

(i)

member oversight of treasury management be the responsibility of

the Cabinet; and

the Medium Term Financial Plan 2010 to 2014 as set out in Appendix

8 to these minutes be approved.

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Personal assurance statement by the Director of Financial

Services concerning the 2010/11 budget calculations.

Section 25 of the Local Government Act 2003 requires the Director of Financial Services to report

to the County Council when it is setting the budget and precept (council tax). The County Council is

required to take this report into account when making its budget and precept (council tax) decision.

The report of the Director of Financial Services must deal with the robustness of the estimates

included in the budget and the adequacy of the reserves for which the budget provides.

The Director of Financial Services states that to the best of his knowledge and belief these budget

calculations are robust and have full regard to:

a) the council’s budget policy;

b) the need to protect the council’s financial standing and manage risk;

c) this year’s financial performance;

d) the financial policies of the Government;

e) the council’s medium term financial planning framework principles;

f) capital programme obligations;

g) treasury management best practice;

h) the strength of the Council’s financial control procedures including audit considerations;

i) the extent of the council’s general balance and earmarked reserves; and

j) the prevailing economic climate and future prospects.

Mike Weaver

Director of Financial Services

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The County Council’s Statutory Duties

The Council has to perform a wide range of legal duties including, for example:

- to secure that efficient primary and secondary education is available to meet the

needs of the population of Worcestershire - section 13 Education Act 1996

- to secure sufficient schools in the County to provide that education - section 14

Education Act 1996

- to identify, assess and provide for children with special educational needs -

section 317 etc Education Act 1996

- to provide community care services for adults in need , including day care and

residential accommodation - section 47 NHS and Community Care Act 1990 and

part III of the National Assistance Act 1948 etc

- to maintain relevant highways - s41 Highways Act 1980

- to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in need by providing services -

section 17 Children Act 1989

- to provide accommodation to children in need where necessary - section 20

Children Act 1989

- to investigate potential cases of child abuse - s47 Children Act 1989

- to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service - s7 Public Libraries and

Museums Act 1964

- to carry out the functions of a county planning authority in relation to minerals

and waste management - s1 Town and County Planning Act 1990 and

subordinate legislation

- to enforce trading standards matters - principally: s.6 Food Safety Act 1990,

s.52 Weights and Measures Act 1985, s.26 Trade Descriptions Act 1968, s.27

Consumer Protection Act 1987

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Medium Term Financial Plan

for the period ending 31 March 2014

Introduction

1. The County Council constantly reviews the way that we work to ensure that

we make the best possible use of resources to deliver the services that our

residents need and want. The Medium Term Financial Plan has to be kept up to

date to reflect the current operating environment and future prospects. An

updated plan is attached and the principles that have guided its preparation

follow.

Guiding principles

2. Putting people at the centre of our plans and priorities is the key driver that

shapes the way that services are delivered; systems and services change to fit

our residents needs not the other way round. Worcestershire has consistently

set a low rate of council tax compared to other county councils and has received

low Government grants. Despite this we constantly strive for upper quartile

performance with lower quartile funding.

3. The County Council is a large and complex organisation. In 2010/11 its

funding requirement is over £865 million. Council taxpayers want to know that

their money is well spent.

4. As with any organisation our resources are finite – and the demand for our

services and justifiable expectations of our citizens are growing. Therefore

careful management of these resources – and being clear about what we can,

and cannot, deliver – has never been more important.

5. The County Council through its work with the Worcestershire Partnership

wants the county to be safe, cohesive and healthy with inclusive communities

that thrive in a strong and diverse economy where the environment is valued and

cherished. During the life of the next Corporate Plan it is proposed to focus on

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

Value for money and low council tax;

The local economy;

Keeping people safe;

Roads, travel and transport;

Independent healthy living;

Educational achievement and skills; and

A green future.

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6. The Council will strive for continual improvement in cost efficiency by:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

doing more where practical with the same amount of money;

improving the quality of services within existing resources;

extending the reach of services within current cash limits;

harnessing new technology to improve productivity;

saving money through better purchasing arrangements;

promoting thrift and recycling of materials;

reviewing our administrative and clerical procedures to ensure that

they are necessary and fit for purpose; and

disposing of surplus or redundant assets.

7 The real purchasing power of current revenue budgets will be preserved

over the life of the Council.

8. Budgets will be set at realistic levels recognising that the Council faces

complex risks that need prudent management. The more important risks to

keep under review include for example:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

potential reduction in grants allocated to the Council by the

government. Each 1% variation is worth around £6 million;

cost increases beyond those anticipated. Each 1% variation is worth

around £3 million;

new statutory duties;

unforeseen service delivery demands arising from exceptional

emergencies;

Working balances will be retained at levels proportionate to risk recognising

that there is an opportunity cost of holding funds in reserve.

9. Relative priorities will be kept under review being adjusted in the light of

community expectations and the prevailing economic conditions.

10. The Council will encourage and maximise benefit take up by people entitled

to it.

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Medium Term Financial Strategy 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2014

Forecast Resources 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14

Band D % increase 2.5 Zero Zero Zero

£m £m £m £m

Council tax Yield (£m) 217.753 217.753 217.753 217.753

Potential grant recognising council tax freeze (2.5%) 5.444 5.444 5.444

Formula grant up 4.4% in 2010-11 90.159

Formula grant after cut of 6% and frozen for 3 years 84.715 84.715 84.715

Funding available (£m) 307.912 307.912 307.912 307.912

Budget Requirements base position (£m) 298.975 305.998 308.023 307.523

Provisional sum for inflation and minor budget

corrections %

2010-11 1.9 5.661

2011-12 2.3 7.000

2012-13 2.6 8.000

2013-14 2.9 9.000

Priorities for budget growth

Adult Social Care 2.980 3.000 3.000 3.000

Capital programme 3.892 4.000 3.500 3.500

Children's 1.000 0.500

Potential statutory requirements: personal care at

home 1.525 1.525

BOLD Programme support 0.500 -0.500

Additional costs 15.558 16.025 14.500 15.000

Gross funding requirement 314.533 322.023 322.523 322.523

Less cost reductions

Efficiency measures approved in 2007 -4.006

Better Outcomes. Lean Delivery Programme -14.000 -15.000 -16.000

Savings from spending less and doing less -4.529

Total cost reductions -8.535 -14.000 -15.000 -16.000

Net Funding Requirement (£m) 305.998 308.023 307.523 306.523

Funding gap (-) or surplus (£m) 1.914 -0.111 0.389 1.389

Collection fund surplus (£m) 1.171

Addition to (+) or use of (-) reserves (£m) 3.085 -0.111 0.389 1.389

Closing General Fund Balance as % of funding

requirement 4.6 4.5 4.7 5.1

Opening balance on General Reserve (£m) 10.964 14.049 13.938 14.327

Planned addition (+) or used (-) (Figures £m) 3.085 -0.111 0.389 1.389

Closing balance on General Reserve (£m) 14.049 13.938 14.327 15.716

Council tax yield from Band D 1039.06 1039.06 1039.06 1039.06

Council tax base 0.209567 0.209567 0.209567 0.209567

Council tax yield 217.753 217.753 217.753 217.753

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Statement of Prudential Indicators

Introduction

The Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities (Prudential Code) has

been developed by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy to

underpin the system of capital finance embodied in Part 1 of the Local Government Act

2003. Local Authorities are no longer subject to government controlled borrowing

approvals and are free to determine their own level of capital investment controlled by

self-regulation. The Government does however, for national economic reasons retain

a reserve power to set a national limit on the increase in borrowing.

The key objectives of the Prudential Code are to ensure that capital investment plans

are affordable, prudent and sustainable.

The Prudential Code supports a system of self-regulation that is achieved by the

setting and monitoring of a suite of Prudential Indicators that directly relate to each

other. The indicators establish parameters within which the County Council should

operate to ensure the objectives of the Prudential Code are met.

Prudential Indicators

The Prudential Indicators for which the County Council is required to set limits are as

follows:

1. Net Borrowing and the Capital Financing Requirement

This Prudential Indicator provides an overarching requirement that all the indicators

operate within and is described in the Prudential Code as follows:

“In order to ensure that over the medium term net borrowing will only be for a

capital purpose, the local authority should ensure that net external borrowing

does not, except in the short term, exceed the total of capital financing

requirement in the preceding year plus the estimates of any additional capital

financing requirement for the current and next two financial years”.

The Director of Financial Services reports that the County Council had no

difficulty meeting this requirement for 2008/09, nor are any difficulties envisaged

for the current or future years. This view takes into account all plans and

commitments included in the 2010/11 Budget Policy.

2. Capital Expenditure

The actual amount of capital expenditure that was incurred during 2008/09, and the

estimates of capital expenditure to be incurred for the current and future years that are

proposed in the 2010/11 Budget Policy are as follows:

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Capital Expenditure

2012/13

2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 & Beyond

Actual Estimate Estimate Estimate Estimate

£m £m £m £m £m

Total Capital Expenditure 93.5 112.3 116.2 52.3 151.3

3. Ratio of Financing Costs to Net Revenue Stream

Financing Costs include the amount of interest payable in respect of borrowing or other

long term liabilities and the amount the County Council is required to set aside to repay

debt, less interest and investments income.

The actual Net Revenue Stream is the „amount to be met from government grants and

local taxation‟ taken from the annual Statement of Accounts, and the estimated figure

is the County Council‟s budget after any transfers to or from the general „Revenue

Balances‟ reserve.

The prediction of the Net Revenue Stream in this Prudential Indicator for future years

assumes increases in the County Council‟s funding from government and the local

taxpayer consistent with expectations in the Medium Term Financial Plan. This is

indicative only and in no way meant to influence the actual future years funding or in

particular the funding from Council Tax.

The estimates of the ratio of financing costs to net revenue stream are as follows:

Ratio of Financing Costs to Net Revenue Stream

2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13

Actual Estimate Estimate Estimate Estimate

£m £m £m £m £m

Financing Costs 20.6 26.5 30.7 32.6 33.9

Net Revenue Stream 286.9 297.4 307.9 307.9 307.9

Ratio 7.19% 8.91% 9.98% 10.60% 11.02%

4. Capital Financing Requirement

The capital financing requirement is a measure of the extent to which the County

Council needs to borrow to support capital expenditure. It does not necessarily relate

to the actual amount of borrowing at any one point in time. The County Council has an

integrated treasury management strategy where there is no distinction between

revenue and capital cash flows and the day-to-day position of external borrowing and

investments can change constantly.

The capital financing requirement concerns only those transactions arising from capital

spending, whereas the amount of external borrowing is a consequence of all revenue

and capital cash transactions combined together following recommended treasury

management practice.

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The estimates of the end of year capital financing requirement are as follows:

Capital Financing Requirement

Capital Financing Requirement

at 31 March

2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13

Actual Estimate Estimate Estimate Estimate

£m £m £m £m £m

350.9 380.1 412.9 426.4 435.1

5. Authorised Limit

The Authorised Limit represents an upper limit of borrowing that could be afforded in

the short term but may not be sustainable. This limit includes a risk assessment of

exceptional events taking into account the demands of revenue and capital cash flows.

The Authorised Limit gauges events that may occur over and above those transactions

which have been included in the Operational Boundary.

The Cabinet should note that the Authorised Limit represents the limit specified in section

3 (1) of the Local Government Act 2003 (Duty to determine affordable borrowing limit).

The Director of Financial Services has delegated authority, within the total Authorised

Limit, to effect movement between the separately identified and agreed figures for

External Borrowing and Other Long Term Liabilities. Any such changes will be

reported to the next Cabinet meeting following the change.

The following Authorised Limits for external debt, excluding temporary investments are

recommended:

Authorised Limit for External Debt

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13

£m £m £m £m

External Borrowing 375.0 460.0 470.0 480.0

Other Long Term Liabilities 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

Total Authorised limit 388.0 473.0 483.0 493.0

6. Operational Boundary

The Operational Boundary represents an estimate of the most likely, prudent, but not

worst case scenario and provides a parameter against which day-to-day treasury

management activity can be monitored.

The Director of Financial Services reports that procedures are in place to monitor the

Operational Boundary on a daily basis, and that sufficient authorisation is in place to

take whatever action is necessary to ensure that, in line with the Treasury

Management Strategy, the cash flows of the County Council are managed prudently.

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Occasionally, the Operational Boundary may be exceeded (but still not breach the

Authorised Limit) following variations in cash flow. Such an occurrence would follow

controlled treasury management action and may not have a significant impact on the

prudential indicators when viewed all together.

Consistent with the Authorised Limit, the Director of Financial Services has delegated

authority, within the Total Operational Boundary, to effect movement between the

separately identified and agreed figures for External Borrowing and Other Long Term

Liabilities. Any such changes will be reported to the next Cabinet meeting following the

change.

Both the Authorised Limit and the Operational Boundary include an element relating to

debt restructuring where, for the short term only, external borrowing may be made in

advance of the repayment of loans. In this circumstance External Borrowing is

increased temporarily until the replaced loans are repaid. The converse can also apply

where loans are repaid in advance of borrowings.

The following limits for each year‟s Operational Boundary, excluding temporary

investments are recommended:

Operational Boundary for External Debt

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13

£m £m £m £m

External Borrowing 355.0 440.0 450.0 460.0

Other Long Term Liabilities 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

Total Operational Boundary 365.0 450.0 460.0 470.0

7. Actual External Debt

The County Council‟s actual external debt as at 31/03/09 was £266.1 million,

comprising £266.1 million External Borrowing and £0 (zero) Other Long Term

Liabilities.

Having considered the changed relationship between long term borrowing rates and

short term deposit rates it is judged prudent to utilise working capital to meet capital

expenditure obligations avoiding relatively high borrowing costs and mitigating the

adverse impact of very low deposit rates.

The proportion of the capital financing requirement met by external borrowing will

decline over the short term until the relationship between short term rates and long

term rates becomes more settled.

8. The Incremental Impact of Capital Investment Decisions on the Council Tax

This indicator identifies specifically the additional cost to the taxpayer of the new

capital investment decisions proposed in the 2010/11 – 2012/13 Capital Programme.

The incremental impact identifies transactions that will occur over and above what

has already been provided for in the 2009/10 revenue budget and assumes the

funding available in 2009/10 will be carried forward in the future year‟s base budgets.

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The incremental impact has been calculated using forward estimates of funding

consistent with expectations in the Medium Term Financial Plan.

The impact on the revenue budget, and therefore the Council Tax, is felt by a

combination of the following: debt costs of the new borrowing, the amount set aside

from revenue to repay the principal element of external borrowing (Minimum Revenue

Provision), the revenue impact of a capital project (e.g. running costs or savings of a

new asset) and general Revenue Contributions to Capital Outlay (RCCO‟s).

Capital expenditure that is financed by RCCO is incurred only on the basis that the

RCCO can be made during the year. The amount of RCCO for future years depends

upon the revenue budget that is agreed each year.

It should be noted that borrowing itself does not fund capital expenditure since the

loans have to be repaid eventually. The actual funding comes from the Minimum

Revenue Provision that is statutorily charged to revenue each year.

The estimate of the incremental impact on the Council Tax of the change in the

proposed capital programme 2010/11 to 2012/13 compared with the previous

programme is shown below.

Incremental impact of capital investment decisions on the Council Tax

Incremental Impact on Band D

Council Tax

2010/11 2011/12 2012/13

£1.89 £6.61 £9.73

PRUDENTIAL INDICATORS FOR TREASURY MANAGEMENT

The following prudential indicators have been taken into account in the 2010/11

Treasury Management Strategy.

9. Treasury Management Code of Practice

Worcestershire County Council has adopted the Chartered Institute of Public Finance

and Accountancy (CIPFA): Code of Practice for Treasury Management in the Public

Services.

10. Fixed Interest Rate Exposures

It is recommended that the Council sets an upper limit on its fixed interest rate

exposures as follows.

Upper limits for net principal sums outstanding at fixed rates

Net Principal sums Outstanding

at Fixed Rates

2009/10

£m

2010/11

£m

2011/12

£m

2012/13

£m

355.0 440.0 450.0 460.0

This represents the position that all of the Council‟s authorised external borrowing may

be at a fixed rate at any one time.

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11. Variable Interest Rate Exposures

It is recommended that the Council sets an upper limit on its variable interest rate

exposures as follows.

Upper limits for net principal sums outstanding at variable rates

Net Principal sums Outstanding

at Variable Rates

2009/10

£m

2010/11

£m

2011/12

£m

2012/13

£m

107.0 132.0 135.0 138.0

This is the maximum external borrowing judged prudent by the Director of Financial

Services that the council should expose to variable rates.

12. Maturity Structure of Borrowing

It is recommended that the Council sets upper and lower limits for the maturity

structure of its borrowings as follows:

Amount of projected borrowing that is fixed rate maturing in each period as

a percentage of total projected borrowing that is fixed rate.

Period of Maturity

Upper Limit

%

Lower Limit

%

Under 12 months 25 0

12 months and within 24 months 25 0

24 months and within 5 years 50 0

5 years and within 10 years 75 0

10 years and above 100 25

13. Investments for longer than 364 days

It is recommended that the Council sets an upper limit of total principal sums invested

for periods longer than 364 days of £5 million for 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13.

ANNUAL MINIMUM REVENUE PROVISION (MRP) STATEMENT

Introduction

On the 28 February 2008 the Department for Communities and Local Government

issued statutory guidance under the Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting)

(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 that came into force on 31 March 2008.

The statutory guidance recommends that before the start of each financial year a local

authority prepares a statement of its policy on making MRP in respect of that financial

year and submits it to full council. The statement should indicate how it is proposed to

discharge the duty to make prudent MRP in the financial year.

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The MRP is an amount of revenue money set aside each year for the repayment of

external borrowing required to finance capital expenditure.

MRP should normally commence in the financial year following the one in which the

expenditure, to be financed from borrowing, was incurred.

The regulations include a change to the way MRP is calculated by replacing the

detailed formulae for calculating MRP with a duty to make an amount of MRP which

the authority considers “prudent”.

Meaning of “Prudent Provision”

The broad aim of prudent provision is to ensure that debt is repaid over a period that is

reasonably commensurate with that over which the capital expenditure provides

benefits or, in the case of borrowing supported by Revenue Support Grant, reasonably

commensurate with the period implicit in the determination of that grant.

The guidance specifies four options as methods of making prudent provision as

follows:

Option 1: Regulatory Method - where debt is supported by Revenue Support Grant,

authorities will be able to continue using the current methodology. As a transitional

measure this option is also available for all capital expenditure incurred prior to 1 April

2008.

Option 2: CFR Method - multiplying the Capital Financing Requirement at the end of

the preceding year by 4%.

Option 3: Asset life Method - amortising expenditure over an estimated useful life for

the relevant assets created.

Option 4: Depreciation Method – making charges to revenue based on proper

accounting practices for depreciation as they apply to the relevant assets.

Options 1 and 2 may only be used in relation to capital expenditure incurred before 1

April 2008 and capital expenditure incurred on or after that date which forms part of

supported capital expenditure.

For unsupported capital expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2008 Options 3 and 4

apply and can be applied to all capital expenditure, whether or not supported and

whenever incurred.

MRP Policy relating to capital expenditure financed from borrowing

Taking into account the need to make prudent provision the Director of Financial

Services recommends the following options for the calculation of MRP in 2010/11:

Option 1 for all capital expenditure incurred before 1 April 2008 and capital

expenditure on or after 1 April 2008 that forms part of the Authority‟s Supported

Capital Expenditure for Revenue Support Grant purposes.

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Option 3 for all capital expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2008 that will be

financed by new borrowing under the Prudential system for which no

Government support is being given.

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CALCULATION OF COUNCIL TAX (BAND D) 2010/11

WITH BUDGET REQUIREMENT OF £309,083,000

Budget requirement

Inc. over

2009/2010

Band D

Equivalent

£ £ £ £ %

before reserves 300,349,000 305,998,000

Addition to (+) or use of (-)

2009/2010

Settlement

2010/2011

Settlement

general reserves -2,942,000 3,085,000

Budget requirement 297,407,000 309,083,000

Less: NNDR 70,152,811 78,726,952

RSG 16,192,174 11,431,885

86,344,985 90,158,837

211,062,015 218,924,163

Less: Surplus on collection fund -519,282 -1,170,996

Council Taxpayer 210,542,733 217,753,167

Council Tax Base 207,693 209,567

Band D Equivalent 1,013.72 1,039.06 2.50%

Council

Surplus(-)/Deficit

Tax Base on the collection fund

District 2010/11 Increase Actual Provisional

Band D 31/03/2009 31/03/2010

each £1

raises % £ £

Bromsgrove 36,416.56 0.35 -194,917 -255,077

Malvern Hills 30,340.51 1.13 0 0

Redditch 27,470.42 0.73 -69,397 -50,598

Worcester City 32,938.00 1.81 0 -436,374

Wychavon 47,456.37 1.05 0 -342,602

Wyre Forest 34,945.00 0.37 -254,968 -86,345

Total 209,566.86 0.90 -519,282 -1,170,996

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PAYMENTS OF PRECEPTS BY BILLING AUTHORITIES

Tax Base Council Tax Surplus(-)/Deficit on Net Yield

(Band D Equiv.) Requirement Collection Fund from 2010/2011

2010/2011 at 31/03/2010 Council Tax

£ £ £

Bromsgrove 36,416.56 38,094,176 -255,077 37,839,099

Malvern Hills 30,340.51 31,525,701 0 31,525,701

Redditch 27,470.42 28,594,095 -50,598 28,543,497

Worcester 32,938.00 34,661,031 -436,374 34,224,657

Wychavon 47,456.37 49,652,759 -342,602 49,310,157

Wyre Forest 34,945.00 36,396,401 -86,345 36,310,056

209,566.86 218,924,163 -1,170,996 217,753,167

Valuation Band Amount (£) Precept Payment Dates

A 692.71 15th April 2010

B 808.16 24th May 2010

C 923.61 30th June 2010

D 1,039.06 5th August 2010

E 1,269.97 13th September 2010

F 1,500.87 19th October 2010

G 1,731.77 24th November 2010

H 2,078.13 4th January 2011

9th February 2011

17th March 2011

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Revenue Budget Summary 2010/11

Original Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11

Directorate Estimates £000 £000 £000

Adult and Community Services 141,619 140,980 157,180

Children's Services 86,512 86,370 84,913

Environmental Services 60,844 60,651 60,778

Corporate Services, Chief Executive and Director

of Public Health

4,958 4,742 5,348

Planning, Economy and Performance 4,958 4,918 4,801

Financial Services 1,458 1,314 (7,022)

Net Expenditure 300,349 298,975 305,998

Use of General Reserves (2,942) (1,568) 3,085

Budget Requirement 297,407 297,407 309,083

Financing

Revenue Support Grant 16,192 16,192 11,432

National Non-Domestic Rates 70,153 70,153 78,727

Council Tax 211,062 211,062 218,924

297,407 297,407 309,083

General Balances

Opening Balances 12,732 12,732 10,964

Planned contribution from/to general balances (2,942) (1,568) 3,085

Planned contribution from PFI reserve

1,300 0 0

Resources earmarked for BOLD programme

support 2009/10

11,090 11,164 14,049

0 (200) 0

Closing Balances 11,090 10,964 14,049

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SUBJECTIVE ANALYSIS OF EXPENDITURE 2010/11

Corporate Planning, Less

Adult & Comm Children's Environmental Services & Economy & Financial Directorate Internal External

Services Services Services Chief Exec Performance Services Total Trading Total

& Dir of PH

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000 £000 £000 £000 £000

Expenditure

Employees

- Teachers (other than in schools) 130 8,549 0 0 0 0 8,679 8,679

- Other Employees 48,181 49,104 18,567 19,812 4,189 3,366 143,219 143,219

- Indirect Costs 308 1,560 580 276 27 45 2,796 2,796

Employees 48,619 59,213 19,147 20,088 4,216 3,411 154,694 0 154,694

Premises Costs 3,056 11,659 813 8,122 0 0 23,650 (3,594) 20,056

Transport Costs 4,691 15,769 25,150 421 68 20 46,119 (30,929) 15,190

Supplies and Services Costs 20,476 55,593 6,833 9,557 1,016 3,260 96,735 (15,687) 81,048

Third Party Payments 111,554 40,640 56,807 1,321 223 0 210,545 210,545

Transfer Payments 0 23 397 0 0 0 420 420

Revenue Contributions to Capital 0 3,093 0 0 0 0 3,093 3,093

Capital Financing Costs 0 0 0 0 0 30,765 30,765 30,765

Precepts & Levies 0 0 0 0 0 221 221 221

Schools Formula Allocation 0 307,171 0 0 0 0 307,171 (10,695) 296,476

Total Expenditure 188,396 493,161 109,147 39,509 5,523 37,677 873,413 (60,905) 812,508

Income

Grants and Contributions 9,819 393,803 4,751 0 0 40,738 449,111 449,111

External Income 23,509 10,084 15,606 4,760 706 1,342 56,007 56,007

Income 33,328 403,887 20,357 4,760 706 42,080 505,118 0 505,118

Reserve Movements

Reserve Movements 0 (1,138) 0 (254) 0 (1,392) (1,392)

Net Expenditure 155,068 88,136 88,790 34,495 4,817 (4,403) 366,903 (60,905) 305,998

Support Services

Expenditure

Central Support Services 10,074 6,744 3,523 4,447 676 740 26,204 26,204

Directorate Support Services 4,988 66 1,792 396 300 0 7,542 7,542

Expenditure 15,062 6,810 5,315 4,843 976 740 33,746 0 33,746

Income

Central Support Services 414 0 0 22,467 692 2,631 26,204 26,204

Directorate Support Services 4,988 66 1,792 396 300 0 7,542 7,542

Income 5,402 66 1,792 22,863 992 2,631 33,746 0 33,746

Internal Trading Income 7,548 9,967 31,535 11,127 0 728 60,905 60,905 0

Net Expenditure 157,180 84,913 60,778 5,348 4,801 (7,022) 305,998 0 305,998

Note:

This subjective analysis reports the total expenditure and income for each Directorate including internal trading.

For completeness, the internal trading costs are removed from the Directorate Total to identify the Council's external costs only.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SERVICE NET EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

ADULTS SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

OLDER PEOPLE

Residential Homes (In-house) 3,435 3,435 3,407 137

Residential & Nursing Care - Purchasing 26,085 26,043 24,591 0

Domiciliary Care - Purchasing 13,424 13,317 15,051 65

Day Care & Transport 1,299 1,299 1,401 0

Grants to Voluntary Organisations 1,789 1,789 1,814 0

Extra Care 1,596 1,596 1,949 0

Very Sheltered Housing 32 32 31 0

Meals on Wheels 816 816 829 0

Fieldwork 6,516 6,419 6,436 188

Emergency Duty Team 554 545 515 8

Equipment & Adaptations 1,347 1,297 1,490 19

Management Costs 8,208 8,130 8,204 22

Revenue Grants -7 -7 -119 0

Other Costs 3,561 3,557 4,879 17

68,655 68,268 70,478 456

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Supported & Other Accommodation 409 408 385 18

Day Care & Transport 1,607 1,606 1,571 34

Residential & Nursing Care - Purchasing 2,461 2,461 2,468 0

Domiciliary Care - Purchasing 5,162 5,162 5,635 0

Grants to Voluntary Organisations 436 436 418 0

Fieldwork 1,033 1,028 1,044 30

Sensory Impairment 599 597 596 18

Central & Departmental Support Services 1,359 1,359 1,384 0

Revenue Grant -38 -38 -48 0

Other Costs 66 66 79 1

13,094 13,085 13,532 101

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

LEARNING DISABILITIES

Residential Homes (In-house) 2,088 2,060 1,991 64

Residential & Nursing Care - Purchasing 15,253 15,253 14,308 0

Day Centres 5,984 5,984 4,420 196

Domiciliary Care 4,442 4,442 4,255 0

Fieldwork 2,066 1,952 3,678 52

Supported & Other Accommodation 3,102 3,100 4,053 7

Other Services 55 55 55 0

Supported Employment 912 900 760 42

Central & Departmental Support Services 3,939 3,939 3,821 0

37,841 37,685 37,341 361

MENTAL HEALTH

Assessment and Care Management 1,298 1,297 1,154 33

Nursing Care - Purchasing 777 777 780 0

Residential Care - Purchasing 1,408 1,408 1,408 0

Supported and Other Accommodation 218 217 197 11

Domiciliary Care 304 304 458 0

Resource Centres and Transport 1,674 1,668 1,634 48

Mental Illness Specific Grant Schemes 944 942 843 6

Other Services 559 560 536 24

Central & Departmental Support Services 824 824 798 0

8,006 7,997 7,808 122

JOINT COMMISSIONING UNIT

Gross expenditure 834 834 834 17

Gross income 661 661 834

173 173 0

TOTAL ADULTS SERVICES 127,769 127,208 129,159 1,057

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

LIBRARIES AND LIFELONG LEARNING

County Library Service 7,585 7,512 7,613 179

Lifelong Learning 245 237 296 18

7,830 7,749 7,909 197

HERITAGE SERVICES

County Museum 627 621 549 14

Historic Environment and Archaeology Service 540 523 499 38

Record Office 1,094 1,078 996 34

Support for the Arts 179 178 181 2

2,440 2,400 2,225 88

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

REGISTRATION AND CORONERS SERVICE

Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages and

Coroners Service

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

1,386 1,370 1,368 31

COMMUNITY SAFETY SERVICES

Domestic Violence Prevention Team 56 54 56 3

Community Safety Programme 545 545 416 2

Stronger Safer Communities 631 631 631 0

TOTAL COMMUNITY SAFETY 1,232 1,230 1,103 5

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY 12,888 12,749 12,605 321

SUPPORTING PEOPLE

Administration Grant 386 386 331 8

Older People 8,025 8,025 6,747 0

Mental Health 1,021 1,021 1,033 0

Learning Disabilities 884 884 825 0

Physical Disabilities 1,037 1,037 854 0

Younger People 1,936 1,936 2,735 0

Other Services 4,494 4,494 7,158 0

Income -17,397 -17,397 -4,700 0

TOTAL SUPPORTING PEOPLE 386 386 14,983 8

SUPPORT SERVICES

Business Support 4,582 4,455 4,571 115

Directorate 576 637 433 3

5,158 5,092 5,004 118

Directorate Support Services Recharge -4,582 -4,455 -4,571

TOTAL SUPPORT SERVICES 576 637 433

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Domiciliary Care Internal 8,196 8,048 7,239 341

Trading Unit Income -8,196 -8,048 -7,239

0 0 0

TOTAL DIRECTORATE NET EXPENDITURE 141,619 140,980 157,180 1,845

Contact Officers: Eddie Clarke, Director of Adult & Community Services (01905 766900)

Mark Sanders, Principal Finance Manager (01905 766908)

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

ADULT SERVICES

OLDER PEOPLE

RESIDENTIAL HOMES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 2,942 2,900 2,833 137

Employees 2,942 2,900 2,833 137

Premises Costs 357 357 356

Transport Costs 20 20 8

Supplies and Services 301 301 338

Gross Expenditure 3,620 3,578 3,535

Income

External Income 185 143 128

Gross Income 185 143 128

Details of service and key operational statistics

Net Expenditure 3,435 3,435 3,407

Represents the recharged costs of the County Council's three retained homes. The three homes

have 91 beds predominantly for short term services such as assessment, rehabilitation and respite

as well as providing day services.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

RESIDENTIAL & NURSING - PURCHASING

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Premises Costs 34 34 15

Supplies and Services 478 478 457

Third Party Payments 37,448 37,406 35,332

Gross Expenditure 37,960 37,918 35,804

Income

External Income 11,875 11,875 11,213

Gross Income 11,875 11,875 11,213

Details of service

Net Expenditure 26,085 26,043 24,591

Purchase of residential and nursing home places from the independent sector on both spot and

block contracts. Just over 1700 places purchased in September 09.

The decrease in budget is mainly due to a transfer of costs to Domiciliary care.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DOMICILIARY CARE - PURCHASING

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,800 1,693 2,057 65

Transport 145 145 154

Supplies and Services 168 168 66

Third Party Payments 14,032 14,032 15,555

Gross Expenditure 16,145 16,038 17,832 65

Income

External Income 2,721 2,721 2,594

Grants & Contributions 0 0 187

Gross Income 2,721 2,721 2,781

Details of service

Key Operational Statistics

Net Expenditure 13,424 13,317 15,051

Purchase of domiciliary care services from the independent sector and the in-house home care

service. Income collected from Service User contributions. The increase in budget is mainly due to

the transfer of the Promoting independence team from the Independent business unit.

Domiciliary care services provided to over 2,000 older people throughout Worcestershire in

September 09.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DAY CARE & TRANSPORT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 5 5 5

Employees 5 5 5

Transport Costs 699 699 695

Supplies and Services 30 30 11

Third Party Payments 898 898 1,011

Gross Expenditure 1,632 1,632 1,722

Income

External Income 316 316 321

Internal Trading Income 17 17 0

Gross Income 333 333 321

Details of service

Key Operational Statistics

Net Expenditure 1,299 1,299 1,401

Day opportunities provided in-house and by the independent sector. Employee costs relate to

PTG Drivers and Escorts.

Day opportunities provided for over 700 older people at September 09.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Supplies and Services 1,789 1,789 1,814

Net Expenditure 1,789 1,789 1,814

Details of service

Grants paid to external organisations.

Key Operational Statistics

Funding provided to over 50 voluntary and community sector organisations supporting older

people in 2009/10.

EXTRA CARE

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 1,601 1,601 1,954

Gross Expenditure 1,601 1,601 1,954

Income

External Income 5 5 5

Gross Income 5 5 5

Details of service

Net Expenditure 1,596 1,596 1,949

These are domiciliary services provided in Terry Spring Court, Yates Court, St Davids, Arch Hill

and Gilbert Court.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

VERY SHELTERED HOUSING

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 32 32 31

Net Expenditure 32 32 31

Details of service

2009/10 budget relates to Transitional Housing Benefit charges.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 816 816 829

Net Expenditure 816 816 829

Details of service and key operational statistics

Includes community meals service run by the WRVS. Provision of meals to just over 1,000 Older

People in September 2009.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

FIELDWORK

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 6,148 6,051 5,918 188

Indirect Costs 45 45 13

Employees 6,193 6,096 5,931 188

Premises Costs 5 5 0

Transport Costs 141 141 129

Supplies and Services 791 791 822

Gross Expenditure 7,130 7,033 6,882

Income

Grants and Contributions 204 204 24

External Income 410 410 422

Gross Income 614 614 446

Details of service

Net Expenditure 6,516 6,419 6,436

Social Work staff and specialist Older Adults Mental Health staff employed to assess, identify and

help meet the needs of older people.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

EMERGENCY DUTY TEAM

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 625 616 584 8

Indirect Costs 5 5 5

Employees 630 621 589 8

Transport Costs 13 13 13

Supplies and Services 37 37 37

Gross Expenditure 680 671 639

Income

External Income 126 126 124

Gross Income 126 126 124

Net Expenditure 554 545 515

Details of service

Costs of running the out-of-hours service to provide a response to emergency situations occurring

outside normal office hours. The employees budget includes expenditure on agency staff and also

staff cover from other sections.

EQUIPMENT & ADAPTATIONS

Expenditure

Employees 509 509 421 19

Employees 509 509 421 19

Premises Costs 183 183 163

Transport Costs 34 34 12

Supplies and Services 1,609 1,559 1,626

Gross Expenditure 2,335 2,285 2,222

Income

Grants and Contributions 988 988 732

Gross Income 988 988 732

Details of service

Net Expenditure 1,347 1,297 1,490

Providing specialist equipment and adaptations to service users homes. Operates as a joint

scheme with Health. Over 5,000 items of equipment provided per month (Apr-Sept 09).

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MANAGEMENT COSTS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 911 897 876 22

Indirect Costs 4 4 35

Employees 915 901 911 22

Transport Costs 26 26 26

Supplies and Services 31 31 22

Third Party Payments 36 36 44

Central Support Services 4,679 4,679 4,733

Departmental Support Services 2,580 2,516 2,468

Gross Expenditure 8,267 8,189 8,204

Income

External Income 59 59 0

Gross Income 59 59 0

Details of service

Net expenditure 8,208 8,130 8,204

Management Costs to ensure strong management, leadership and support. Also includes the

budgets for Central and Departmental Support costs.

REVENUE GRANTS

Income

Grants and Contributions 7 7 119

Net Income (-) -7 -7 -119

Details of service

The amount shown is the Commission for Social Care Inspection grant.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

OTHER COSTS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 568 564 950 17

Employees 568 564 950 17

Premises Costs 28 28 27

Transport Costs 16 16 23

Supplies and Services 3,309 3,309 4,097

Gross Expenditure 3,921 3,917 5,097

Income

External Income 360 360 218

Gross Income 360 360 218

Net Expenditure 3,561 3,557 4,879

Details of service

Includes Health and Wellbeing (previously known as Partnership for Older People Projects) and

Carers' grant schemes.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

SUPPORTED & OTHER ACCOMMODATION

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 458 457 445 18

Employees 458 457 445 18

Premises Costs 9 9 9

Transport Costs 42 42 38

Supplies and Services 35 35 27

Gross Expenditure 544 543 519

Income

Grants and Contributions 135 135 134

Gross Income 135 135 134

Net Expenditure 409 408 385

Details of service and key operational statistics

This service provides housing related support to people in their own home

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DAY CARE & TRANSPORT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 899 898 862 34

Employees 899 898 862 34

Premises Costs 167 167 153

Transport Costs 546 546 521

Supplies and Services 50 50 79

Gross Expenditure 1,662 1,661 1,615

Income

External Income 55 55 44

Gross Income 55 55 44

Net Expenditure 1,607 1,606 1,571

Details of service and key operational statistics

The costs of providing day opportunities for service users with a physical disability, including

education, leisure rehabilitation and support. Over 150 service users at September 09.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

RESIDENTIAL & NURSING - PURCHASING

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 2,869 2,869 2,930

Gross Expenditure 2,869 2,869 2,930

Income

External Income 408 408 462

Gross Income 408 408 462

Net Expenditure 2,461 2,461 2,468

Details of service

The costs of purchasing residential and nursing care places from the independent sector.

Key Operational Statistics

66 long term placements at September 09.

DOMICILIARY CARE - PURCHASING

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 5,404 5,404 5,880

Gross Expenditure 5,404 5,404 5,880

Income

External Income 242 242 245

Gross Income 242 242 245

Net Expenditure 5,162 5,162 5,635

Details of service and key operational statistics

The costs of purchasing domiciliary care services from the independent sector and the in-house

home care service for service users with a physical disability. Income collected from client

contributions. Just over 300 service users at September 09.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Premises Costs 5 5 11

Supplies and Services 431 431 407

Net Expenditure 436 436 418

Details of service and key operational statistics

Funding for external voluntary organisations supporting people with a physical disability or

sensory impairment.

FIELDWORK

Expenditure

Employees 954 949 959 30

Indirect Costs 1 1 3

Employees 955 950 962 30

Transport Costs 39 39 37

Supplies and Services 39 39 45

Net Expenditure 1,033 1,028 1,044

Details of service

The cost of employing Social Workers to assess, identify and help meet the needs of people with

a physical disability.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SENSORY IMPAIRMENT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 535 533 545 18

Indirect Costs 6 6 4

Employees 541 539 549 18

Transport Costs 39 39 30

Supplies and Services 19 19 17

Net Expenditure 599 597 596

Details of service and key operational statistics

Directly employed staff to provide assessment, rehabilitation, mobility, and orientation training aids

and equipment along with other services to visually and hearing impaired people.

RECHARGES - PHYSICAL DISABILITY

Expenditure

Central Support Services 868 868 909

Directorate Support Services 491 491 475

Net Expenditure 1,359 1,359 1,384

Details of service

Non team-specific costs including an apportionment of central and departmental support services.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

REVENUE GRANT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Income

Grants and Contributions 38 38 48

Net Income (-) -38 -38 -48

Details of service

This budget is Aids Support grant. Expenditure for the grant is included in other budget headings.

OTHER COSTS - PHYSICAL DISABILITY SERVICES

Expenditure

Employees 36 36 37 1

Employees 36 36 37 1

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 29 29 41

Net Expenditure 66 66 79

Details of service

Miscellaneous services.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

LEARNING DISABILITIES

RESIDENTIAL HOMES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,904 1,876 1,930 64

Employees 1,904 1,876 1,930 64

Premises Costs 137 137 107

Transport Costs 55 55 10

Supplies and Services 100 100 106

Gross Expenditure 2,196 2,168 2,153

Income

External Income 108 108 162

Gross Income 108 108 162

Details of service

Net Expenditure 2,088 2,060 1,991

Five in house residential homes providing 28 long stay and 14 short stay beds.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

RESIDENTIAL CARE PURCHASING

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 12 12 0

Employees 12 12 0

Premises Costs 35 35 33

Transport Costs 111 111 0

Third Party Payments 16,757 16,757 15,860

Gross Expenditure 16,915 16,915 15,893

Income

External Income 1,662 1,662 1,585

Gross Income 1,662 1,662 1,585

Details of service

Net Expenditure 15,253 15,253 14,308

Purchase of external residential and nursing care for just under 400 people (Sept 09).

Employee costs relate to PTG Drivers and Escorts.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DAY CENTRES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 4,768 4,768 4,137 196

Employees 4,768 4,768 4,137 196

Premises Costs 474 474 429

Transport Costs 1,013 1,013 53

Third Party Payments 120 120 118

Supplies and Services 181 181 187

Gross Expenditure 6,556 6,556 4,924

Income

Grants and Contributions 166 166 169

External Income 406 406 335

Gross Income 572 572 504

Details of service

Net Expenditure 5,984 5,984 4,420

Day opportunities provided by in house day services. As at September 09, there were just over

600 service users.

DOMICILIARY CARE

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 4,549 4,549 4,712

Gross Expenditure 4,549 4,549 4,712

Income

External Income 107 107 457

Gross Income 107 107 457

Details of service

Purchase of domiciliary / outreach services.

The growth for transition service users is included in this area.

Net Expenditure 4,442 4,442 4,255

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

FIELDWORK

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,609 1,495 1,601 52

Employees 1,609 1,495 1,601 52

Premises Costs 5 5 6

Transport Costs 271 271 1,880

Supplies and Services 488 488 478

Third Party Payments 1 1 0

Gross Expenditure 2,374 2,260 3,965

Income

Grants and Contributions 218 218 218

External Income 90 90 69

Gross Income 308 308 287

Details of service

Net Expenditure 2,066 1,952 3,678

Management and Social Work costs. Previous income from Learning and Disability development

fund now funded via Area Based grant.

The increase in budget is due to all Learning Disabilities passenger transport costs being shown

here, rather than in specific services

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUPPORTED & OTHER ACCOMMODATION

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 176 174 172 7

Employees 176 174 172 7

Transport Costs 5 5 5

Supplies and Services 3 3 4

Third Party Payments 3,405 3,405 4,291

Gross Expenditure 3,589 3,587 4,472

Income

Grants and Contributions 185 185 185

External Income 302 302 234

Gross Income 487 487 419

Details of service

Net Expenditure 3,102 3,100 4,053

Accommodation and support as an alternative to external residential placement. Previous income

from Carers grant now funded via Area Based Grant. The increase in budget is due to service

user costs formerly accounted for under Domiciliary care.

Key Operational Statistics

106 people were supported in adult placement schemes at September 09. 279 people were

identified as supported living as at September 09.

OTHER SERVICES

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 55 55 55

Net Expenditure 55 55 55

Details of service

Support to voluntary organisations.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 816 804 610 42

Employees 816 804 610 42

Premises Costs 38 38 35

Transport Costs 8 8 8

Supplies and Services 128 128 338

Third Party Payments 523 523 515

Gross Expenditure 1,513 1,501 1,506

Income

Grants and Contributions 256 256 226

External Income 345 345 520

Gross Income 601 601 746

Details of service

Cost of supporting service users in mainstream employment.

Net Expenditure 912 900 760

DEPARTMENTAL & CENTRAL RECHARGES

Expenditure

Central Support Services 2,515 2,515 2,511

Directorate Support Services 1,424 1,424 1,310

Net Expenditure 3,939 3,939 3,821

Details of service

The costs of both Central and Directorate Support Services to the Learning Disability Service.

47


ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MENTAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT & CARE MANAGEMENT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,242 1,241 1,130 33

Indirect Costs 1 1 2

Employees 1,243 1,242 1,132 33

Transport Costs 35 35 41

Supplies and Services 20 20 25

Gross Expenditure 1,298 1,297 1,198

Income

External Income 0 0 44

Gross Income 0 0 44

Details of service

Costs of Locality Managers and Fieldwork Teams

Net Expenditure 1,298 1,297 1,154

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE (PURCHASING)

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 880 880 988

Gross Expenditure 880 880 988

Income

External Income 103 103 208

Gross Income 103 103 208

Details of service and key operational statistics

Net Expenditure 777 777 780

The costs of purchasing nursing care places from the independent sector. As at 30 September 09

there were 26 nursing care places purchased from the independent sector.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MENTAL HEALTH RESIDENTIAL CARE (PURCHASING)

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 1,675 1,675 1,573

Gross Expenditure 1,675 1,675 1,573

Income

External Income 267 267 165

Gross Income 267 267 165

Details of service

Net Expenditure 1,408 1,408 1,408

The costs of purchasing residential care places from the independent sector. As at 30 September

09 there were 51 residential care places purchased from independent sector providers.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTED & OTHER ACCOMMODATION

Expenditure

Employees 238 237 222 11

Employees 238 237 222 11

Premises Costs 29 29 25

Transport Costs 7 7 8

Supplies and Services 44 44 43

Gross Expenditure 318 317 298

Income

Grants and Contributions 100 100 101

Gross Income 100 100 101

Details of service

Net Expenditure 218 217 197

The costs of providing supported and unstaffed group accommodation for Service Users with

mental health problems in County Council owned/managed premises.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MENTAL HEALTH DOMICILIARY CARE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 330 330 484

Gross Expenditure 330 330 484

Income

External Income 26 26 26

Gross Income 26 26 26

Details of service

Net Expenditure 304 304 458

The costs of purchasing domiciliary care from the independent sector and the in-house home care

service. Income collected from client contributions. As at September 09, 54 service users were

receiving home care from independent sector and in-house providers.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTRES & TRANSPORT

Expenditure

Employees 1,363 1,357 1,335 48

Indirect Costs 7 7 5

Employees 1,370 1,364 1,340 48

Premises Costs 164 164 154

Transport Costs 95 95 103

Supplies and Services 178 178 177

Gross Expenditure 1,807 1,801 1,774

Income

Grants and Contributions 23 23 0

External Income 110 110 140

Gross Income 133 133 140

Details of service

Net Expenditure 1,674 1,668 1,634

The costs of Resource centres, including Social work staff based there and the costs of providing

day opportunities, drop-in services and transport for Service Users with Mental Health problems in

County Council and Health owned/joint managed premises.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MENTAL ILLNESS SPECIFIC PROJECT SCHEMES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 199 197 222 6

Indirect Costs 5 5 5

Employees 204 202 227 6

Transport Costs 17 17 17

Supplies and Services 723 723 599

Gross Expenditure 944 942 843

Details of service

Net Expenditure 944 942 843

Mental Health projects previously funded by Mental Illness Specific Grant funds, now funded via

the Area Based grant.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MENTAL HEALTH OTHER SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 920 920 966 24

Indirect Costs 4 4 5

Employees 924 924 971 24

Transport Costs 30 30 23

Supplies and Services 281 282 242

Third Party Payments 111 111 111

Gross Expenditure 1,346 1,347 1,347

Income

Grants and Contributions 1 1 0

External Income 751 751 775

Internal Trading Income 35 35 36

Gross Income 787 787 811

Details of service

Net Expenditure 559 560 536

Other Mental Health Services including such services as Drugs and Alcohol and Carer Support

Groups.

DEPARTMENTAL & CENTRAL RECHARGES

Expenditure

Central Support Services 526 526 524

Directorate Support Services 298 298 274

Net Expenditure 824 824 798

Details of service

The costs of both Central and Directorate Support Services.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

JOINT COMMISSIONING UNIT

JOINT COMMISSIONING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 813 813 808 17

Employees 813 813 808 17

Transport Costs 4 4 4

Supplies and Services 17 17 22

Gross Expenditure 834 834 834

Income

External Income 425 425 417

Directorate support services 236 236 417

Gross Income 661 661 834

Details of service

Net Expenditure 173 173 0

Worcestershire County Council and NHS Worcestershire established the Joint Commissioning

Unit in April 2009. This is an innovative partnership intended to deliver integrated and coordinated

health and social care in order to improve the health, well-being and independence of

people and communities in Worcestershire.

This service is funded jointly by the Council and NHS Worcestershire.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

LIBRARIES AND LIFELONG LEARNING

COUNTY LIBRARY SERVICE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 3,875 3,802 4,117 179

Indirect Costs 21 21 21

Employees 3,896 3,823 4,138 179

Premises Costs 980 980 1,011

Transport Costs 146 146 50

Supplies and Services 2,221 2,221 2,019

Central Support Services 1,085 1,085 1,127

Directorate Support Services 137 137 145

Gross Expenditure 8,465 8,392 8,490

Income

External Income 669 669 659

Internal Trading Income 211 211 218

Gross Income 880 880 877

Details of service

Net Expenditure 7,585 7,512 7,613

Access to books and information to meet the educational, cultural, recreational and information

needs of the general public is offered in fulfilment of the Authority's statutory duty to provide a

comprehensive and efficient library service. A library service is also provided to schools to

supplement and complement their own resources.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 08/09

Number of Libraries 21

Number of issues (all lending materials)

3,243,849

Number of library visitors

3,173,376

Number of items in stock (all lending materials) 787,231

Bookings made for People's Network computer terminals 605,807

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

LIFELONG LEARNING

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 124 124 130 4

- Other Employees 344 336 339 14

- Indirect Costs 8 8 10

Employees 476 468 479 18

Premises Costs 39 39 83

Transport Costs 23 23 23

Supplies and Services 398 398 399

Third Party Payments 84 84 85

Central Support Services 26 26 26

Directorate Support Services 14 14 13

Gross Expenditure 1,060 1,052 1,108

Income

Grants and Contributions 610 610 607

External Income 151 151 150

Internal Trading Income 54 54 55

Gross Income 815 815 812

Net Expenditure 245 237 296

Details of service

This budget includes the Fairfield Neighbourhood Learning Centre and LSC-funded adult learning

programmes for adults returning to education, including programmes for adults with learning

difficulties.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

HERITAGE SERVICES

COUNTY MUSEUM

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 305 299 342 14

Indirect Costs 1 1 1

Employees 306 300 343 14

Premises Costs 159 159 154

Transport Costs 6 6 5

Supplies and Services 157 157 114

Central Support Services 31 31 30

Directorate Support Services 59 59 54

Gross Expenditure 718 712 700

Income

External Income 91 91 151

Gross Income 91 91 151

Details of service

Net Expenditure 627 621 549

To illustrate the life of Worcestershire people and communities through the centuries. Material

evidence is collected, conserved and promoted through attractions, displays and lifelong learning

at Hartlebury Castle and throughout the County.

As from 1st April 2010, there will be a joint museum service provided by Worcestershire County

Council and Worcester City Council. The 2010/11 budget shown above is the County Council

contribution towards the cost of the new service.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 08/09 Forecast 09/10

Number of all usages and visits 59,125 60,000

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT AND ARCHAEOLOGY

SERVICE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,125 1,108 1,131 38

Employees 1,125 1,108 1,131 38

Premises Costs 78 78 46

Transport Costs 25 25 25

Supplies and Services 130 130 146

Central Support Services 16 16 15

Directorate Support Services 25 25 23

Gross Expenditure 1,399 1,382 1,386

Income

External Income 859 859 887

Gross Income 859 859 887

Details of service

Net Expenditure 540 523 499

The Historic Environment and Archaeology Service is responsible for providing and maintaining

information on the management and protection of the historic environment (archaeology, historic

buildings and landscapes). It undertakes strategic research and carries out fieldwork on sites prior

to development. It's work is collated, interpreted and presented to enhance local historic

knowledge, working in partnership with other local authorities, national agencies and local

community groups.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 07/08 Actual 08/09

Information requests to Historic Environment Record

(HER)

2,532 2,775

Historic assets recorded on HER 20,858 22,917

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

RECORD OFFICE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,088 1,072 1,002 34

Indirect Costs 6 6 6

Employees 1,094 1,078 1,008 34

Premises Costs 146 146 144

Transport Costs 7 7 7

Supplies and Services 247 247 227

Central Support Services 50 50 49

Directorate Support Services 48 48 44

Gross Expenditure 1,592 1,576 1,479

Income

External Income 68 68 69

Central Support Services 430 430 414

Gross Income 498 498 483

Details of service

Net Expenditure 1,094 1,078 996

The Record Office is the collective memory of Worcestershire. The Record Office manages the

Council's current records and has overall responsibility for Freedom of Information, Data

Protection and Electronic Records Management. The Record Office collects, conserves and

makes available official and private archives and other historical records. The History Centre

combines Library and Record Office resources to give an integrated family and local history

service in central Worcester. The MIM Project has been completed, therefore there is no internal

trading income in 09/10.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 07/08 Actual 08/09

Number of visitors 77,000 89,836

Number of personal enquiries 34,048 34,982

Number of telephone enquiries 21,840 16,796

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 63 62 60 2

Employees 63 62 60 2

Supplies and Services 116 116 121

Net Expenditure 179 178 181

Details of service

The service provides support for the Arts Service and delivery of the county arts strategy. This

includes management of the arts development programmes and distribution of Grants to the Arts

schemes. Grants to the Arts provide financial support to arts companies and community groups

for the development of art and cultural activities.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 07/08 Actual 08/09

New clients to Grants to the Arts scheme 6 7

59


ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

REGISTRATION AND CORONERS

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &

MARRIAGES AND THE CORONERS SERVICE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,069 1,053 1,081 31

Indirect Costs 2 2 2

Employees 1,071 1,055 1,083 31

Premises Costs 42 42 47

Transport Costs 21 21 25

Supplies and Services 469 469 491

Central Support Services 123 123 120

Directorate Support Services 200 200 182

Gross Expenditure 1,926 1,910 1,948

Income

External Income 540 540 580

Gross Income 540 540 580

Details of service

Net Expenditure 1,386 1,370 1,368

The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages service operates under the direct authority of the

General Register Office which is part of central government's office for National Statistics.

Facilities are provided that enable citizens to register a birth or a death; undertake the legal

formalities and ceremony for a civil marriage; civil partnerships; obtain a copy of a birth, death or

marriage certificate; formalise UK citizenship at citizenship ceremonies; and undertake the

celebration of specific events such as baby naming and the renewal of marriage vows. The

service also undertakes the licensing necessary to hold civil marriages at approved premises.

The County Council has a duty to provide an appropriate number of paid Coroners and Deputy

Coroners, and to meet the expenses of the Coroner's office, court proceedings and inquests, but

has no control over the Coroner's professional and statutory function.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 07/08 Actual 08/09

Number of Register Offices 10 10

Number of Approved Premises for civil ceremonies 56 58

Number of registered Births 5,936 5,979

Number of registered Deaths 4,817 5,688

Number of deaths reported to the Coroner 2,350 2,501

Number of deaths reported resulting in inquests

270 360

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION TEAM

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 92 90 92 3

Employees 92 90 92 3

Supplies and Services 10 10 10

Gross Expenditure 102 100 102

Income

External Income 46 46 46

Gross Income 46 46 46

Net Expenditure 56 54 56

Details of service

The Domestic Abuse Prevention team works with partner organisations across the county to

deliver initiatives to prevent domestic violence and support victims of domestic violence.

COMMUNITY SAFETY PROGRAMME

Expenditure

Employees 132 132 110 2

Employees 132 132 110 2

Supplies and Services 413 413 306

Net Expenditure 545 545 416

Details of service

Community Safety focuses on working in partnership with organisations to improve community

safety across Worcestershire, including specific drug and alcohol projects and domestic violence

initiatives.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

STRONGER SAFER COMMUNITIES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Supplies and Services 631 631 631

Net Expenditure 631 631 631

Details of service

The Stronger Safer Communities Fund relates specifically to services provided by the Safer

Communities Board and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, and drug strategy work

carried out by the Drugs and Alcohol Action Team.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

COMMUNITY & PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - ADMINISTRATION GRANT

Expenditure

Employees 315 315 273 8

Indirect Costs 5 5 3

Employees 320 320 276 8

Premises Costs 29 29 27

Transport Costs 4 4 2

Supplies and Services 33 33 26

Net Expenditure 386 386 331

Details of service

Now in the third year of being funded through the Area Based Grant.

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - OLDER PEOPLE

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 8,025 8,025 6,747

Net Expenditure 8,025 8,025 6,747

Details of service

Support services provided for frail elderly and older people with support needs. The total number

of services is 45, provision is split as follows:

- Community or Social Alarm

- Accommodation Based services

- Floating Support services

- Home Improvement Agency services

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - MENTAL HEALTH

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 1,021 1,021 1,033

Net Expenditure 1,021 1,021 1,033

Details of service

Support services provided for people with mental health problems. There are 9 services in total,

provision is split as follows:

- All eight services are contracted as floating support although there remains to be elements of

accommodation available within some services. Contracts are based on hours, with 665 hours

purchased each week. The average expected capacity for the client group is 142.

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - LEARNING DISABILITIES

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 884 884 825

Net Expenditure 884 884 825

Details of service

Support Services provided for people with a learning disability. There are 13 services in total,

provision is split as follows:

- Six services are contracted as accommodation based. The total capacity of accommodation

based services is 37.

- Seven services are contracted as hours based, floating support services, although there remains

to be elements of accommodation in some services. A total of 808 hours per week are delivered

via these services. The average contracted capacity is 146 service users at any one time.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 1,037 1,037 854

Net Expenditure 1,037 1,037 854

Details of service

Support Services provided for people with a physical & sensory disability. There are 5 services in

total, provision is split as follows:

- All services are hours based, floating support services. A total of 935 hours per week are

delivered by these services, 35 of which are specific to HIV. The average capacity of the service is

191 service users at any one time.

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - YOUNGER PEOPLE

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 1,936 1,936 2,735

Net Expenditure 1,936 1,936 2,735

Details of service

Support Services provided for younger people at risk and younger people leaving care. There are

12 services in total, provision is split as follows:

All services but one are contracted as hours based, floating support services although there are

elements of accommodation available within most services. The number of hours delivered per

week is 1968, with the service user units being 8 units. The average number of service users to

be supported at any one time is 359.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - OTHER SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Third Party Payments 4,494 4,494 7,158

Net Expenditure 4,494 4,494 7,158

Details of service

Other support services. These include support services provided for homeless families, exoffenders,

teenage parents, single homeless, substance misuse and sufferers of domestic abuse.

There are 38 services in total, provision is split as follows:

Domestic Violence: 3 floating support, hours based services. although there are elements of

accommodation (refuges etc) for two of the three services. A total of 1127 hours per week are

delivered via these services. The average contracted capacity is 212 service users at any one

time.

Homeless Families: 5 floating support services, three of which are hours based. For the hours

based contracts 612 hours per week are funded. The total number of service users to be

supported at any one time is 103.

Offenders / Ex Offenders: 3 hours based floating support services, although there are

accommodation elements in two of the three services. A total of 379 hours per week are funded

and an average of 76 service users are supported at any one time.

Single Homeless: 13 hours based, floating services. Although there are elements of

accommodation in most. A total of 1241 hours are funded per week and an average of 293

service users are supported at any one time.

Substance Misuse: 2 hours based, floating support services. 259 hours are funded per week

and an average of 52 service users are supported at any one time.

Generic: 10 contracted services, one is accommodation based with a total of 17 units, 4 are in

relation to community alarm only services with a capacity of 212 units, and 5 are hours based

floating support services contracted for 381 hours per week. The average number of service

users supported at any one time by these 3 services is 212.

Teenage Parents: 1 hours based, floating support service specific to this client group, although

floating support the vast majority of support is delivered within an accommodation based setting.

29 hours per week are funded and the average number of service users is 7.

SUPPORTING PEOPLE - INCOME

Income

Grants 14,984 14,984 0

Grant Carry Forward and Contributions 2,413 2,413 4,700

Net Income (-) -17,397 -17,397 -4,700

Details of income

This was a specific grant in 2009/10, but from 2010/11 is part of Area Based Grant. See Financial

services.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUPPORT SERVICES

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 3,565 3,438 3,755 115

Indirect Costs 21 21 28

Employees 3,586 3,459 3,783 115

Premises Costs 16 16 17

Transport Costs 37 37 33

Supplies and Services- Social Care Reform 1,907 1,907 2,369

Supplies and Services- Other 1,118 1,118 990

Gross Expenditure 6,664 6,537 7,192

Income

Grants and Contributions 1,907 1,907 2,369

External Income 175 175 252

Directorate Support Services 4,582 4,455 4,571

Gross Income 6,664 6,537 7,192

Details of service

Providing business support for all front line services.

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

This also includes budgets which will be allocated to services over the forthcoming months.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 199 199 207 3

Indirect Costs 149 149 154

Employees 348 348 361 3

Transport Costs 2 2 2

Supplies and Services 176 237 40

Central Support Services 29 29 30

Directorate Support Services 21 21 0

Net Expenditure 576 637 433

Details of service

The Strategic Core Management costs of the service.

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ADULT & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DOMICILIARY CARE INTERNAL

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 6,690 6,855 6,047 341

Indirect Costs 11 11 6

Employees 6,701 6,866 6,053 341

Premises Costs 127 127 4

Transport Costs 908 763 680

Supplies and Services 460 292 502

Gross Expenditure 8,196 8,048 7,239

Income

Internal Trading Income 8,196 8,048 7,239

Gross Income 8,196 8,048 7,239

Details of service

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

This represents the costs and recharges for the in-house home care service. The service

encompasses a specialist home care service and an assessment and enablement service. It

operates under a service level agreement as an Independent Business Unit (IBU), supported by

the IBU Support Unit (including dedicated H.R. and Finance services).

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

SERVICE NET EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

SCHOOLS BUDGET

School Formula Budgets 260,615 260,615 267,349 8,036

Central Budgets

Raising Achievement & Access to Learning 17,789 17,789 18,416 164

Community Partnership 8,989 8,989 9,419 17

Integrated Services 3,472 3,472 3,543 85

Standards Fund 0 0 0 2

290,865 290,865 298,727 8,304

DEDICATED SCHOOLS GRANT (DSG) -290,865 -290,865 -298,727

CHILDREN'S SERVICES BUDGETS

0 0 0 8,304

Commissioning & Quality 3,440 3,483 3,310 84

Raising Achievement & Access to Learning

Home to School and College Transport 13,553 13,849 14,104 10

Outdoor & Environmental Learning Service 103 103 0 62

Building Schools for the Future 0 0 0 6

Other Raising Achievement & Access to Learning 16,283 15,888 15,222 273

Community Partnership

Youth Support 3,603 3,582 3,624 93

Worcestershire Youth Music 205 205 153 32

Other Community Partnership 10,164 10,197 8,073 234

Integrated Services for Looked After Children

Children Looked After 20,095 20,080 21,290 184

Children In Need 5,127 5,156 5,240 67

Assessment & Care Management 13,059 12,947 13,036 296

Youth Offending Team 855 855 836 0

Standards Fund 25 25 25 51

86,512 86,370 84,913 1,392

TOTAL DIRECTORATE NET EXPENDITURE 86,512 86,370 84,913 9,696

Contact Officers:

Gail Quinton, Director of Children's Services (01905 766303)

Colin Weeden, Head of Raising Achievement & Access to Learning (01905 766342)

Trish Mallinson, Principal Finance Officer (01905 766284)

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

SCHOOLS BUDGETS

Expenditure

School Formula Allocation 284,035 284,035 290,769

Additional Expenditure funded by grant 34,255 34,255 36,143

Gross Expenditure 318,290 318,290 326,912 8,036

Income

Grants and Contributions 57,675 57,675 59,563

Gross Income 57,675 57,675 59,563

Net Expenditure funded by DSG 260,615 260,615 267,349

Details of service

Schools Budgets includes all amounts made available to schools whether through delegation or

devolvement of specific grants. The school formula allocation includes the amount available for

delegation through the funding formula.

General rates are allocated at actual cost. The balance of the budget will be spent by schools in

accordance with decisions made by Governing Bodies.

The DSG for 10/11 is estimated. The actual amount will be confirmed by the DCSF in June.

Key Operational Statistics

Grants in Support of expenditure in schools comprise:- £000 £000

School Standards Grant includes

Personalisation funding 16,295 16,402

Learning & Skills Council - Post 16 funding 23,420 23,420

Standards Fund Allocations 17,960 19,741

57,675 59,563

The Standards Fund allocations are also included in the Standards Fund budget page. For this

reason the amount of £19,741,000 is excluded from the school budget amount of £307,171,000

and the grants and contributions detail in the subjective analysis.

Number of Schools As at 01/04/09 As at 01/04/10

Nursery and Primary 183 183

Secondary 45 44

Special 10 10

238 237

Pupil Numbers - 74,869 FTE (2009/10 76,398) based on provisional school census.

The Secondary school numbers have reduced by 1 following Elgar High School's change to

Academy status in September 2009.

Staff numbers shown above are based on those at January 2009. Actual staff employed in

2010/11 will depend on decisions made by Governing Bodies.

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Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

RAISING ACHIEVEMENT & ACCESS TO LEARNING (DSG)

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 3,827 3,827 3,920 81

- Other Employees 2,086 2,086 2,004 83

- Indirect costs 103 103 93

Employees 6,016 6,016 6,017 164

Premises Costs 994 994 981

Transport Costs 112 112 81

Supplies and Services 6,591 6,591 6,929

Third Party Payments 4,956 4,956 5,940

Revenue Contributions to Capital 3,376 3,376 3,093

Directorate Support Services 5 5 5

Gross Expenditure 22,050 22,050 23,046

Income

Grants and Contributions 1,230 1,230 1,542

External Income 1,346 1,346 1,579

Internal Trading Income 1,685 1,685 1,509

Gross Income 4,261 4,261 4,630

Details of service

Net Expenditure funded by DSG 17,789 17,789 18,416

This budget includes provision for pupil admissions and transfers, school related liability and

premises insurance (where schools have not chosen to take the optional delegation), capitalised

repairs and maintenance, centrally funded civic and professional duties, the EU and Welfare

Foods milk schemes, and the School Specific Contingency for in year allocation to schools. It also

comprises the Behaviour Support Service (BSS) including Pupil Referral Units (PRU's), BSS

delegated services, Special Education Needs (SEN) provision, inter-authority recoupment and

placements in Independent Special Schools.

The Learning Support Service delivers professional support to schools within the areas of

language, communication, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Specific Learning Difficulties and

associated disorders such as Dyspraxia and English as an Additional Language. Much of this is

delivered through a trading relationship with schools via an annual Service Level Agreement.

* The FTE staff number shown for teachers above includes supply re-imbursements

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Key Operational Statistics

The Pupil Admissions and Transfer Service dealt with 6,195 pupil admissions and 9,826 pupil

transfers in the academic year 2008/09. In addition, there were 389 school admission appeals

lodged of which 51 were upheld in the academic year 2008/09.

Schools in EU and Welfare Foods Milk Scheme

Nursery 0

Primary 161

Special 1

PRU's

Number of PRU's 9

Total Pupils attending PRU's (Full & Part-time) 175

Learning Support Team

% buy-back 90.1%

Total pupil caseload 3,304

SEN

Worcestershire pupils in Out County provision 125

Out County pupils in Worcestershire schools 132

Academic

Year 07/08

Academic

Year 08/09

Pupils permanently excluded 69 37

Number of fixed term exclusions 3,433 3,366

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (DSG)

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 230 230 276 * 5

- Other Employees 440 440 407 12

Employees 670 670 683 17

Transport Costs 26 26 27

Supplies and Services 21 21 16

Third Party Payments 8,511 8,511 8,902

Gross Expenditure 9,228 9,228 9,628

Income

Grants and Contributions 173 173 209

Internal Trading Income 66 66 0

Gross Income 239 239 209

Net Expenditure funded by DSG 8,989 8,989 9,419

Details of service

This budget is for nursery education funding for 3 and 4 year olds in non-maintained provision, the

Early Years Excellence Centre, pre-school SEN, and Early Years Training & Development.

* The FTE staff number shown excludes supply re-imbursements

Key Operational Statistics

Forecast 2009/10 2010/11

3 Year Olds 3 Year Olds

Number of FTE children in private provision

Summer Term 3,850 4,000

Autumn Term 4,000 4,275

Spring Term 3,900 4,050

4 Year Olds 4 Year Olds

Summer Term 2,300 2,400

Autumn Term 390 405

Spring Term 1,550 1,700

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

INTEGRATED SERVICES (DSG)

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 1,799 1,799 1,840 41

- Other Employees 1,046 1,046 1,057 44

- Indirect costs 2 2 4

Employees 2,847 2,847 2,901 85

Premises Costs 44 44 50

Transport Costs 103 103 102

Supplies and Services 170 170 175

Third Party Payments 408 408 416

Gross Expenditure 3,572 3,572 3,644

Income

External Income 19 19 19

Internal Trading Income 81 81 82

Gross Income 100 100 101

Net Expenditure funded by DSG 3,472 3,472 3,543

Details of service

This budget includes provision for the following education related areas within Integrated Support:-

Specialist Support for Looked After Children, Medical Education, Post 16 SEN and Post 16

Students who are Looked After Children

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

STANDARDS FUND (DSG)

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 150 150 50 *

- Other Employees 54 54 95 2

- Indirect costs 1 1 1

Employees 205 205 146 2

Transport Costs 3 3 1

Supplies and Services 20,193 20,193 20,501

Third Party Payments 4,497 4,497 4,092

Gross Expenditure 24,898 24,898 24,740

Income

Grants and Contributions 24,898 24,898 24,740

Gross Income 24,898 24,898 24,740

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

Details of service

All Standards Fund revenue projects supporting initiatives within the Schools Budget are included

under this heading.

* The teachers budget above covers supply re-imbursements

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

COMMISSIONING & QUALITY

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 0 0 58 1

- Other Employees 2,675 2,716 2,555 83

- Indirect costs 123 123 142

Employees 2,798 2,839 2,755 84

Premises Costs 1 1 1

Transport Costs 37 37 41

Supplies and Services 1,128 1,130 2,266

Third Party Payments 0 0 150

Central Support Services 369 369 252

Directorate Support Services 10 10 10

Gross Expenditure 4,343 4,386 5,475

Income

Grants and Contributions 808 808 2,121

Internal Trading Income 95 95 44

Gross Income 903 903 2,165

Net Expenditure 3,440 3,483 3,310

Details of service

This budget includes provision for Safeguarding and Quality Assurance, Quality and Performance,

Commissioning and Contracts, and Workforce and Practice Development.

The Short Breaks service (formerly Children in Need), funded by grant, is now included in this

budget for both years. The grant will increase in 10/11 from £590k to £1,903k

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

HOME TO SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TRANSPORT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Other Employees 199 196 198 10

- Indirect costs 4 4 4

Employees 203 200 202 10

Transport Costs 13,341 13,595 13,846

Supplies and Services 3 48 49

Central Support Services 6 6 7

Net Expenditure 13,553 13,849 14,104

Details of service

The home to school and college transport budget includes provision of transport for all entitled

pupils and students to schools and colleges, which is managed by PTG, and in non-school

education, which is managed by the Pupil Referral Service.

Area Based Grants for Extended rights to free Travel and Sustainable Transport were transferred

in year from the Other Raising Achievement and Access to Learning page.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of pupils transported by PTG

2008/09 2009/10

Primary 1,126 1,144

Secondary 6,487 6,584

Special 1,277 1,314

Post 16 1,372 1,392

10,262 10,434

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

OUTDOOR & ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING SERVICE

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 236 236 91 3

- Other Employees 1,056 1,056 1,439 * 59

- Indirect costs 16 16 10

Employees 1,308 1,308 1,540 62

Premises Costs 189 189 416

Transport Costs 76 76 78

Supplies and Services 286 286 169

Central Support Services 37 37 34

Gross Expenditure 1,896 1,896 2,237

Income

Grants and Contributions 1 1 0

External Income 750 750 873

Internal Trading Income 1,042 1,042 1,364

Gross Income 1,793 1,793 2,237

Net Expenditure 103 103 0

Details of service

This budget includes the Outdoor Education Centres at Malvern Hills, Llanrug and Upton Warren,

as well as the environmental service at Bishops Wood.

The OELS Leadership Team continues to work to ensure that the Service is effective and will

achieve zero subsidy in line with the business plan by 2011/12. However, in 2010/11 there will be

a call on reserves of £100k in order to meet the budget shown here. Also, it will demonstrate

added value to its customers through strategic planning, effective communication & information

management and targeted marketing & promotion. The wider vision for OELS includes promotion

of Learning Outside the Classroom as a core element of the curriculum. To support this, OELS is

developing an additional income stream related to advice and on-site work to enhance facilities in

school grounds for outdoor learning. Access to OELS provision for learners from deprived

backgrounds, and demand for this is increasing.

A new booking system will enable effective reporting on the Service to support greater strategic

planning through such areas as booking statistics, delivered learning hours, marketing reports and

feedback from customers.

Through the use of the new booking system, Centre managers and Course Directors will be able

to more effectively utilise equipment, resources, facilities and suitably qualified staff improving

overall effectiveness across the Service.

* The Other Employees budget change between 2009/10 and 2010/11 reflects the increase in the

planned use of Instructors

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

BUILDING SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Other Employees 714 714 839 * 6

- Indirect costs

Employees 714 714 839 6

Transport Costs 3 3 3

Supplies and Services 1,105 1,105 832

Directorate Support Services

Gross Expenditure 1,822 1,822 1,674

Reserve Movements

Transfer from Reserves -1,822 -1,822 -1,674

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

Details of service

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is a 15 year Government programme to rebuild or refurbish

every secondary school in the country. Worcestershire's initial investment will be into the Wyre

Forest area with all other areas of the County to join the programme in the future. Following a

review of the national programme in 2009, Worcestershire await information from DCSF about

when further investment into the BSF programme will be available to the Authority.

Following a successful bid submitted in April 2008 the DCSF gave approval for the programme for

the Wyre Forest to go ahead. The bid includes complete new builds for Baxter College, King

Charles I, Stourport College and Wolverley High with a partial rebuild of Bewdley High. It also

includes a new 2-19 Special School to replace Blakebrook and Stourminster and a new secondary

age Pupil Referral Unit (PRU).

The BSF budget includes provision for project management, internal and external advisers for

Education and ICT as well as Legal expenses, Finance, Human Resources and Technical

Services for the Wyre Forest. £4.5m of accumulated revenue reserves have been allocated to

funding the project over the three years until financial close.

* The FTE staff numbers shown do not include staff costs recharged from other departments

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

OTHER RAISING ACHIEVEMENT & ACCESS TO LEARNING

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 252 252 184

- Other Employees 11,014 10,918 11,548 * 273

- Indirect costs 1,095 1,095 1,058

Employees 12,361 12,265 12,790 273

Premises Costs 8,682 8,682 8,908

Transport Costs 264 264 272

Supplies and Services 7,747 7,448 5,951

Third Party Payments 4 4 3

Transfer Payments 23 23 23

Central Support Services 3,818 3,818 3,586

Directorate Support Services 48 48 48

Gross Expenditure 32,947 32,552 31,581

Income

Grants and Contributions 7,977 7,977 6,989

External Income 4,238 4,238 5,116

Internal Trading Income 4,457 4,457 4,724

Directorate Support Services 66 66 66

Gross Income 16,738 16,738 16,895

Reserve Movements

Transfer to Reserves 74 74 536

Net Expenditure 16,283 15,888 15,222

Details of service

Other Raising Achievement and Access Learning includes the Director of Children's Services and

the Heads of Service together with directorate wide support budgets for Finance, Staffing Salaries

and Appointments, Accommodation, Information and School Place Planning.

This budget also includes non-delegated costs of redundancy, premature retirement and

compensation (including those in FE sector) and management of PFI projects and school

reorganisations.

This budget comprises the county's team of advisers and strategy consultants together with their

support, professional development and training.

* The FTE staff number shown excludes supply re-imbursements.

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The SEN Service is responsible for the effective delivery of all statutory processes related to the

assessment of Special Education Needs and the formal statementing process. This Service

supports all schools in this activity as well as the parents / carers, children and young people and

other agencies involved in the assessment process. The service operates across all stages from

pre-school to post 16 and has close links with all specialist provision within the County. The

budget includes provision for SEN service staff, the Literacy Centre, the Numeracy Centre,

Governors' Services, Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education, Voices and Visions,

Physical Education and Sport.

Area Based Grants for Extended rights to free Travel and Sustainable Transport were transferred

in year to the Home to School Transport page

Key Operational Statistics

Academic

Year 07/08

Academic

Year 08/09

Education Improvement Advisers -

School focussed visits 10,297 10,190

Hours spent on school

intervention challenge & support 40,420 32,763

Course provision 712 351

Delegates - Teachers 7,501 8,491

Governors 1,706 1,173

Forest Schools - Children using facility 2,232 2,217

Practitioners trained 48 51

Education Welfare Referrals 3,518 3,764

Total pupils with Worcestershire statements of SEN in mainstream 1,381

Total pupils in special schools 1,090

Total number of statements maintained 2,381

Total pupils at School Action + 6,728

Number of new requests for assessment 08/09 241

Number (186) and percentage agreed 77%

Primary/Middle Deemed Primary Schools: Total Places = 40,891 Surplus 4,206 (10.2%)

Secondary/Middle Deemed Secondary Schools: Total Places = 39,913 Surplus 2,274 (5.6%)

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

YOUTH SUPPORT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Other Employees 2,472 2,451 2,574 93

- Indirect Costs 49 49 46

Employees 2,521 2,500 2,620 93

Premises Costs 517 517 451

Transport Costs 61 61 51

Supplies and Services 917 917 912

Central Support Services 77 77 81

Gross Expenditure 4,093 4,072 4,115

Income

Grants and Contributions 287 287 283

External Income 153 153 148

Internal income 50 50 60

Gross Income 490 490 491

Net Expenditure 3,603 3,582 3,624

Details of service

Children's Services, in collaboration with partners in the third and private sectors is developing

Worcestershire's Integrated Youth Support (IYS) arrangements. Youth Support is leading on

implementing the Local Authority's new statutory duty to secure young people's access to positive

activities and Targeted Youth Support as outlined in Youth Matters and section 6 of the Education

and Inspections Act 2006.

Youth Support will contribute towards both the positive activities and targeted youth support

aspects of IYS. Positive activities includes delivery of open youth provision, management of youth

centres, and participation and engagement of children and young people activities.

Targeted Youth Support means supporting individual young people with additional needs including

detached youth work, specialist substance misuse youth workers and bespoke work developed

with young people themselves.

Supplies and Services includes grants to the voluntary sector and any youth work activity that has

been commissioned out to the voluntary, third and public sectors.

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

WORCESTERSHIRE YOUTH MUSIC

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 1,666 1,666 1,778 23

- Other Employees 294 294 237 9

- Indirect Costs 8 8 15

Employees 1,968 1,968 2,030 32

Premises Costs 32 32 48

Transport Costs 95 95 104

Supplies and Services 245 245 142

Central Support Services 20 20 18

Gross Expenditure 2,360 2,360 2,342

Income

External Income 533 533 321

Internal Trading Income 1,622 1,622 1,868

Gross Income 2,155 2,155 2,189

Net Expenditure 205 205 153

Details of service

Worcestershire Youth Music provides skills tuition through instrumental practice and performance

in 71% of County Schools and organises 54 ensembles both centrally and in 6 area music centres.

Worcestershire Youth Music is currently responding to the national Wider Opportunities, the aim of

which is "…to offer every Key Stage 2 pupil the opportunity to learn a musical instrument over

time" - to date, 8,326 pupils have benefited from this delivery.

The Intermediate and Senior Ensembles represent Worcestershire both locally in regular concerts,

nationally at festivals and competitions and internationally on tours to Europe and further afield.

The activities of the Service are supported by an instrument scheme and, at present. There are

3,015 instruments in circulation throughout the County.

The Service is funded by earned income in the form of charges to parents and schools; and by

contributions from the Music Standards Fund and the Local Authority.

* The FTE staff numbers shown do not include staff paid on a timesheet basis

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 6 6 5

- Other Employees 6,065 6,055 7,042 234

- Indirect Costs 87 87 90

Employees 6,158 6,148 7,137 234

Premises Costs 230 230 509

Transport Costs 144 144 197

Supplies and Services 10,577 10,620 10,788

Third Party Payments 4,750 4,750 4,558

Central Support Services 283 283 309

Gross Expenditure 22,142 22,175 23,498

Income

Grants and Contributions 11,371 11,371 14,399

External Income 489 489 990

Internal Trading Income 118 118 36

Gross Income 11,978 11,978 15,425

Net Expenditure 10,164 10,197 8,073

Details of service

This budget comprises the Early Years and Childcare Team, 16+ Targeted Services, Extended

Services and Community Capacity

Supplies and Services includes Area Based Grant funded provision for the Connexions Service

which transfers back to the Local Authority on 1 April 2010. The Connexions service provides

information advice and guidance for 13 to 19 year olds. Detailed budgets will be prepared during

the financial year. The staff fte above does not include Connexions staff transferring.

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Other Employees 5,538 5,477 5,562 184

- Indirect Costs 16 16 30

Employees 5,554 5,493 5,592 184

Premises Costs 138 138 116

Transport Costs 216 216 263

Supplies and Services 1,191 1,237 1,312

Third Party Payments 12,898 12,898 13,929

Central Support Services 224 224 212

Directorate Support Services 3 3 3

Gross Expenditure 20,224 20,209 21,427

Income

Grants and Contributions 2 2 3

External Income 127 127 134

Gross Income 129 129 137

Net Expenditure 20,095 20,080 21,290

Details of service

This budget provides for Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties children in specialist external

placements, and specialist external placements for children with disability / complex health needs.

It also fulfils the County Council's obligations under The Children Act 1989 to Worcestershire's

looked after children and young people in family placements. Budgets for in-house fostering

placements are devolved to 8 Children and Families Teams, 3 Family Assessment and Support

Teams and 2 Children with Disabilities Teams.

It also provides regular short breaks to support children with disabilities and their families in a

residential setting.

Key Operational Statistics

As at 31 March 2009

Number of Looked After Children 531

Number in external fostering placements 132

Number in external residential placements 37

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CHILDREN IN NEED

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Teachers 338 338 345 9

- Other Employees 1,798 1,868 1,725 58

- Indirect Costs 44 44 38

Employees 2,180 2,250 2,108 67

Premises Costs 141 141 140

Transport Costs 274 274 293

Supplies and Services 669 1,218 1,118

Third Party Payments 2,605 2,605 2,243

Central Support Services 120 120 137

Gross Expenditure 5,989 6,608 6,039

Income

Grants and Contributions 1 591 0

External Income 857 857 795

Internal Income 4 4 4

Gross Income 862 1,452 799

Net Expenditure 5,127 5,156 5,240

Details of service

To support the County Council's obligations under the Children Act 1989 to children, young people

and their families in Worcestershire assessed as Children in Need. Budgets are devolved to 8

Children & Families Teams, 3 Family Assessment & Support Teams and 2 Children with

Disabilities Teams. The Service Development Managers also hold a small budget for spend. Three

other area teams include Education Welfare Officers and Educational Psychologists, alongside

family support workers.

To provide an adoption service that provides adoption placements to meet the needs of children

who require an adoptive family.

Costs of providing services to support birth families, adopted children, adopted adults, and

adoptive families after an adoption order. Also provide support and advice in special guardianship

situations.

The Short Breaks service, funded by grant, has transferred to Commissioning and Quality, for both

years.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of children adopted in previous year (+ special guardianships) 21 (+3)

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE

ASSESSMENT & CARE MANAGEMENT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees - Other Employees 10,208 10,096 10,288 296

- Indirect Costs 1 1 2

Employees 10,209 10,097 10,290 296

Premises Costs 0 0 2

Transport Costs 343 343 343

Supplies and Services 145 145 235

Third Party Payments 651 651 407

Central Support Services 2,081 2,081 2,108

Gross Expenditure 13,429 13,317 13,385

Income

Grants and Contributions 17 17 10

External Income 3 3 38

Internal Trading Income 350 350 301

Gross Income 370 370 349

Net Expenditure 13,059 12,947 13,036

Details of service

This budget provides for staffing and management costs of children's social care services,

Community Education Teams, Social Work Trainees and for elements of central support costs.

YOUTH OFFENDING TEAM

Expenditure

Supplies and Services 855 855 836

Net Expenditure 855 855 836

Details of service

This budget represents the County Council's contribution to a Multi agency team dedicated to

tackling the problems affecting the youth of the County.

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STANDARDS FUND

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Employees - Teachers 2 2 2

- Other Employees 563 563 1534 51

- Indirect Costs 41 41 27

Employees 606 606 1,563 51

Premises Costs 45 45 37

Transport Costs 64 64 67

Supplies and Services 2,264 2,264 3,362

Gross Expenditure 2,979 2,979 5,029

Income

Grants and Contributions 2,935 2,935 4,939

External Income 12 12 8

Internal Trading Income 7 7 57

Gross Income 2,954 2,954 5,004

Net Expenditure 25 25 25

Details of Service

Standards Fund revenue projects that support initiatives outside the schools sector are included

under this heading.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

SERVICE NET EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION

Engineering and Asset Management Unit 10,717 10,690 11,128 34

Commercial and Contracts Unit 6,049 6,036 5,410 22

Community and Response Unit 1,350 1,337 1,208 28

Highways and Countryside Unit 6,370 6,337 6,184 79

Sustainable Transport Unit 6,887 6,868 6,975

Transportation Services 215 205 254

Network Control Unit 3,365 3,349 3,316 43

34,953 34,822 34,475 206

TRADING STANDARDS, AND WASTE

Trading Standards Unit 2,134 2,117 2,022 46

Waste Management Group - Waste Contract 23,060 23,055 23,549 11

Waste Management Group - Pollution Control 562 560 543 4

25,756 25,732 26,114 61

POLICY, PERFORMANCE AND SECRETARIAT

Net Expenditure before Directorate Recharges 1,819 1,791 1,729 30

Directorate Recharge -1,954 -1,954 -1,792

-135 -163 -63 30

INTERNAL TRADING A/C

Integrated Transportation 27,329 27,300 27,918 272

Scientific Services 1,478 1,468 1,366 21

Trading Units Income -28,537 -28,508 -29,032

270 260 252 293

TOTAL DIRECTORATE NET EXPENDITURE 60,844 60,651 60,778 590

Contact Officers: John Hobbs, Director of Environmental Services (01905 766700)

Wendy Pickering or Alison Rainey, Principal Finance Officer (01905 766747)

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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

ENGINEERING AND ASSET MANAGEMENT UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,213 1,186 1,040 34

Indirect Costs 135 135 168

Employees 1,348 1,321 1,208 34

Premises Costs 1 1 1

Transport Costs 168 168 150

Supplies and Services 1,448 1,448 1,447

Third Party Payments 7,088 7,088 7,754

Central Support Services 777 777 694

Directorate Support Services 187 187 174

Gross Expenditure 11,017 10,990 11,428

Income

Grants and Contributions 10 10 10

External Income 290 290 290

Gross Income 300 300 300

Net Expenditure 10,717 10,690 11,128

Details of service

The Engineering and Asset Management Unit is responsible for the planned maintenance of the

Public Highway network, including structures and bridges within the County. This includes

strategic planning and programming of planned maintenance work, and the day to day

management of the highways term maintenance contract for the network and statutory defences

against third party claims.

Key Operational Statistics 2010/11

Road Length

4,070km

Length of Footways

3,200km

Number of Road Gullies 83,500

Number of Bridges 1,200

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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

COMMERCIAL AND CONTRACTS UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 635 622 687 22

Indirect Costs 1 1 1

Employees 636 623 688 22

Premises Costs 116 116 117

Transport Costs 37 37 37

Supplies and Services 30 30 29

Third Party Payments 5,120 5,120 4,439

Central Support Services 151 151 135

Directorate Support Services 173 173 171

Gross Expenditure 6,263 6,250 5,616

Income

Grants and Contributions 1 1 1

External Income 213 213 205

Gross Income 214 214 206

Net Expenditure 6,049 6,036 5,410

Details of service

The Commercial and Contracts Unit provides procurement and commercial management of all

external service providers such as contractors and consultants. It project manages the work

delivery phases of projects and manages the street lighting function. It also arranges group

training for members of staff.

Key Operational Statistics 2009/10

Street Lights & Illuminated Signs 57,913

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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

COMMUNITY AND RESPONSE UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 973 960 854 28

Indirect Costs 0 0 3

Employees 973 960 857 28

Transport Costs 66 66 60

Supplies and Services 113 113 115

Third Party Payments 550 550 550

Central Support Services 178 178 157

Directorate Support Services 166 166 170

Gross Expenditure 2,046 2,033 1,909

Income

External Income 696 696 701

Gross Income 696 696 701

Net Expenditure 1,350 1,337 1,208

Details of service

The Community and Response Unit deals with all queries from Council Members and from the

public about any aspect of the Integrated Transport Service, ensuring that the appropriate

expertise is brought to deal with any particular query.

94


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

HIGHWAYS AND COUNTRYSIDE UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 2,253 2,220 2,180 79

Indirect Costs 8 8 8

Employees 2,261 2,228 2,188 79

Premises Costs 301 301 330

Transport Costs 120 120 123

Supplies and Services 355 355 361

Third Party Payments 3,393 3,393 3,402

Central Support Services 506 506 454

Directorate Support Services 232 232 218

Gross Expenditure 7,168 7,135 7,076

Income

Grants and Contributions 213 213 225

External Income 585 585 667

Gross Income 798 798 892

Net Expenditure 6,370 6,337 6,184

Details of service

The Highways and Countryside Unit provides a range of services including the Reactive and Cylic

works programme for the Highway operation, and management of the County's Public Rights of

Way network, Recreational Routes, Country Parks and other Countryside Sites, the Gypsy Service

which includes 9 residential sites and the development of Countryside Projects in the wider

countryside, working with communities and other key partners.

Key Operational Statistics 2009/10

Country Parks including 2 Visitor Centres 2

Nature Reserves / Larger Sites 4

Picnic Places / Smaller Sites 14

Gypsy Sites 9

95


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Transport Costs 6,887 6,868 6,975

Net Expenditure 6,887 6,868 6,975

Details of service

To develop, manage and deliver the Integrated Passenger Transport Strategy across

Worcestershire's public transport network.

Responsible for the planning, procurement and management of Passenger Transport Services

and Infrastructure, whilst marketing all services to inform the residents of Worcestershire.

Responsible for LTP development and monitoring, co-ordinating external funding bids for

transportation projects, Directorate input to the regional Spatial Strategy, Transportation Studies,

Rail Policy and quality initiatives.

Responsible for Scheme Development, Walking, Cycling and Public Transport. The Unit also

delivers Road Safety and Travel Planning.

INTEGRATED TRANSPORT UNIT

Expenditure

Transport Costs 215 205 254

Net Expenditure 215 205 254

Details of service

Responsible for the management of the Council's extensive Fleet Service operation. Deliver inhouse

Stage Carriage Local Bus Operation, Adult and Community services transport.

To train and develop Drivers and Escorts for the delivery of Special education Needs transport.

96


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

NETWORK CONTROL

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,515 1,499 1,440 43

Indirect Costs 1 1 2

Employees 1,516 1,500 1,442 43

Premises Costs 5 5 2

Transport Costs 66 66 82

Supplies and Services 99 99 158

Third Party Payments 1,635 1,635 1,549

Central Support Services 369 369 380

Directorate Support Services 173 173 169

Gross Expenditure 3,863 3,847 3,782

Income

External Income 498 498 466

Gross Income 498 498 466

Net Expenditure 3,365 3,349 3,316

Details of service

The Network Control Unit is responsible for assessing highway impact and managing new highway

associated with developments, monitoring accidents and pursuing preventative measures, and

managing traffic flow and information through utilistion of traffic signs, traffic signals and road

markings.

97


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

TRADING STANDARDS UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 1,425 1,408 1,423 46

Indirect Costs 6 6 9

Employees 1,431 1,414 1,432 46

Transport Costs 66 66 68

Supplies and Services 323 323 319

Third Party Payments 5 5 5

Central Support Services 361 361 295

Directorate Support Services 236 236 192

Gross Expenditure 2,422 2,405 2,311

Income

Grants and Contributions 228 228 228

External Income 60 60 61

Gross Income 288 288 289

Net Expenditure 2,134 2,117 2,022

Details of service

The role of the Trading Standards Unit is to make Worcestershire a fair and safe place to do

business, and to be a consumer. The Service uses the National Intelligence Model to develop its

strategic priorities that address both national requirements and local needs. All of the Service's

work relates directly back to these priorities, including:

Ensuring quality food products for healthy consumers who are empowered to make healthy food

choices; ensuring animal disease prevention provisions are compiled with and encouraging high

levels of livestock welfare; protecting consumers from commercial crime; tackling issues arising

from young people's access and age-restricted products; Supporting business activity in the formal

non-food economy and enabling vulnerable consumers to act more effectively in the marketplace

The Service's plan include activities: to prevent problems from arising, including working with

businesses and providing information and advice to consumers; enforcement activities, including

sampling/testing of products and the investigation of complaints, which can lead to prosecution;

intelligence gathering, to give a clear picture of where problems are; service improvement, to

ensure compliance with national standards and government requirements and develop and

implement best practice supports all the Service's activities.

Inspection is used, but only in a proportionate way, following the concepts laid down in the

Hampton Report.

98


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

WASTE MANAGEMENT GROUP - Waste Contract

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 293 288 298 11

Indirect Costs 1 1 0

Employees 294 289 298 11

Premises Costs 39 39 20

Transport Costs 18 18 17

Supplies and Services 2,351 2,351 2,473

Third Party Payments 33,390 33,390 33,732

Transfer Payments 472 472 397

Central Support Services 290 290 302

Directorate Support Services 164 164 111

Gross Expenditure 37,018 37,013 37,350

Income

Grants and Contributions 4,123 4,123 4,118

External Income 9,835 9,835 9,683

Gross Income 13,958 13,958 13,801

Details of service

Net Expenditure 23,060 23,055 23,549

The Waste Management Group - Waste Contract is the statutory Waste Disposal Authority (WDA)

under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990. The WDA has been set a number of national

performance standards, Government and local targets.

The WDA aims to achieve those targets through partnership working with the Districts as Waste

Collection Authorities (WCA's), Herefordshire Council, the PFI Waste Management Contractor and

by behavioural change initiatives managed as part of the waste prevention and sustainability work

undertaken by the group.

The WDA is responsible for effective disposal arrangements under the EPA 1990.

The Statutory Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy has also been reviewed in partnership

with Herefordshire Council and the District Councils within Worcesterhshire and is currently being

adopted.

The Waste Management Group co-ordinates and leads the delivery of the Joint Municipal Waste

Management Startegy for Herefordshire and Worcestershire has a dedicated team whose role is

to facilitate more sustainable behaviour by preventing, reusing and recycling waste

99


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

WASTE MANAGEMENT GROUP - Pollution Control

Expenditure

Employees 121 119 113 4

Indirect Costs 1 1 1

Employees 122 120 114 4

Premises Costs 23 23 15

Transport Costs 5 5 5

Supplies and Services 154 154 164

Third Party Payments 146 146 148

Central Support Services 27 27 25

Directorate Support Services 87 87 74

Gross Expenditure 564 562 545

Income

External Income 2 2 2

Gross Income 2 2 2

Net Expenditure 562 560 543

Details of service

The purpose of the Pollution Control function is to ensure that all closed landfill sites formerly

operated by the Waste Disposal Authority, both owned and leased, are managed so as to

prevent/minimise pollution or other harm to persons and the environment.

The Pollution Control Unit is responsible for the management and maintenance of ten closed

landfill sites. Eight sites are within the ownership of the Authority, and two are leased.

100


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

POLICY, PERFORMANCE AND SECRETARIAT UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 1,224 1,196 1,093 30

Indirect Costs 162 162 162

Employees 1,386 1,358 1,255 30

Transport Costs 14 14 15

Supplies and Services 276 276 272

Central Support Services 367 367 404

Gross Expenditure 2,043 2,015 1,946

Income

Grants and Contributions

External Income 224 224 217

Directorate Support Services 1,954 1,954 1,792

Gross Income 2,178 2,178 2,009

Net Expenditure -135 -163 -63

Details of service

The Business Planning and Performance Unit is responsible for the development,

co-ordination, monitoring and analysis of the Directorate's business planning, performance

management and review processes including scrutinisation ,performance indicators and

Local Area Agreement targets. It provides the leadership, development and implementation

of Investors in Excellence initiatives, continuous improvement and change management

measures.

The Secretariat Unit provides the central, initiating, co-ordinating, general support role

across the whole Directorate necessary for a large organisation, which itself has to meet the

corporate needs of the Authority. It ensures that common standards and procedures

are adopted and implemented throughout the Directorate, and co-ordinates the drive on

income generation.

The Environmental Services Finance Unit provides financial and accountancy support to all

Divisions within the Environmental Service Directorate.

101


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 5,879 5,850 5,331 272

Indirect Costs 134 134 78

Employees 6,013 5,984 5,409 272

Premises Costs 346 346 192

Transport Costs 13,838 13,838 14,600

Supplies and Services 1,289 1,289 1,260

Third Party Payments 4,906 4,906 5,533

Central Support Services 587 587 593

Directorate Support Services 350 350 331

Gross Expenditure 27,329 27,300 27,918

Income

Grants and Contributions 236 236 222

External Income 2,704 2,704 2,857

Internal Trading Income 24,389 24,360 24,839

Gross Income 27,329 27,300 27,918

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

Details of service

To provide and manage an integrated transport service on behalf of the County Council,

developing within this an appropriate and sustainable transport network.

To deliver best value, procure, promote and provide better quality transport services for clients

with equity, in accoradance with policy and any relevant transport legisation. Facilitate more

sustainable behavoiur in transport.

Key Operational Statistics 2009/10

Number of county owned vehicles 214

102


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

SCIENTIFIC SERVICES

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 798 788 691 21

Indirect Costs 11 11 7

Employees 809 799 698 21

Premises Costs 90 90 136

Transport Costs 31 31 26

Supplies and Services 262 262 240

Central Support Services 100 100 84

Directorate Support Services 186 186 182

Gross Expenditure 1,478 1,468 1,366

Income

External Income 513 513 508

Internal Trading Income 695 695 606

Gross Income 1,208 1,208 1,114

Details of service

Net Expenditure 270 260 252

County Scientific Services offer a range of services for Worcestershire County Council and other

authorities as well as private enterprise, each one developed to ensure public protection and fair

trade.

Within the Service the Consumer Protection and Food sections focus on tests and research

relating to issues surrounding food quality, food packaging and consumer product safety whilst the

Environment and Occupational Hygiene section undertakes water analysis, asbestos testing and

workplace air safety testing.

103


104


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE & DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

SERVICE NET EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Property Services

Property Services Division 165 139 188 98

Facilities Management 205 199 144 20

Property Other Services 117 117 136 0

Smallholdings Estates & Woodlands -45 -45 -55 0

442 410 413 118

Information and Business Systems

IBS - ICT 137 90 161 103

IBS - Student Finance Service 444 440 249 6

581 530 410 109

Human Resources

Human Resources 109 84 121 75

Learning and Development Centre 41 -40 31 33

Development and Training 0 0 0 4

Equality and Diversity 3 2 6 3

153 46 158 115

Legal & Democratic Services

Legal Services 53 38 58 31

Committee and Appellate 369 379 409 6

Overview and Scrutiny 239 237 231 6

Member Support 2,029 2,028 2,077 3

Administration (Legal & Democratic) 6 4 6 4

County Council Elections 126 126 128 0

2,822 2,812 2,909 50

Other Corporate Services

Corporate Services Management & Finance 214 220 247 19

Better Outcomes, Lean Delivery - (BOLD) 0 0 500 5

Corporate Subscriptions 177 177 166 0

Customer Services 110 91 78 103

Strategic Projects 0 0 0 7

501 488 991 134

105


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE & DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Internal Trading Units

Maintenance and Minor Works 3,818 3,818 3,570 0

Mail Service 361 361 414 6

IBS - Schools 1,940 1,940 2,458 36

IBS - Telecommunications 751 751 759 1

IBS - Design & Print Unit 1,357 1,357 1,342 16

IBS - County Infrastructure Service 966 966 1,034 11

Trading Units Income -9,202 -9,202 -9,574

-9 -9 3 70

Total Corporate Services 4,490 4,277 4,884 596

Total Chief Executive Unit 399 396 394 2

Total Director of Public Health 69 69 70 1

TOTAL DIRECTORATE AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE

UNIT NET EXPENDITURE

4,958 4,742 5,348 599

Additional Information

The above estimates are net of Central Support Services recharges to other Service Directorates

of £ 18.020 million for 2010/11. The gross Corporate Services Directorate and Chief Executive

Unit budget before these costs are recharged is £ 23.368 million.

Contact Officers: Patrick Birch, Director of Corporate Services (01905 766200)

Dr Richard Harling, Director of Public Health (01905 760040)

Nick Hughes, Principal Finance Officer (01905 766517)

106


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

PROPERTY SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

PROPERTY SERVICES DIVISION

Expenditure

Employees 3,807 3,762 3,770 98

Indirect Costs 74 74 74

Employees 3,881 3,836 3,844 98

Transport Costs 120 120 122

Supplies and Services 598 598 552

Central Support Services 697 697 632

Directorate Support Services 70 70 75

Gross Expenditure 5,366 5,321 5,225

Income

External Income 1,626 1,607 1,550

Internal Trading Income 682 682 738

Central Support Services 2,893 2,893 2,749

Gross Income 5,201 5,182 5,037

Details of service

Net Expenditure 165 139 188

Provision of staff, equipment and establishment resources to undertake on a corporate basis

the comprehensive estates management of the County Council's land and property portfolio

by :-

(a) architectural services,

(b) repair and maintenance and energy conservation measures in relation to the

Council's building stock,

(c) property review/studies and their implementation,

(d) a comprehensive property disposal acquisition and management service.

Additional Information

The Net Expenditure includes the costs of pensions added years and the additional cost of

previous years pensions contributions. Consistent with CIPFA's Best Value Accounting Code of

Practice, these costs are not recharged to other services.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of operational properties maintained 468

Number of major capital projects managed 83

Number of minor capital projects managed 422

107


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 500 494 485 20

Indirect Costs 14 14 10

Employees 514 508 495 20

Premises Costs 4,317 4,317 4,042

Transport Costs 32 32 37

Supplies and Services 366 366 483

Central Support Services 135 135 134

Directorate Support Services 5 5 5

Gross Expenditure 5,369 5,363 5,196

Income

External Income 432 432 371

Internal Trading Income 127 127 131

Central Support Services 4,605 4,605 4,550

Gross Income 5,164 5,164 5,052

Details of service

Additional Information

Net Expenditure 205 199 144

Administrative offices are located throughout the county and are the responsibility of the Director

of Corporate Services to ensure they are effectively managed. The Facilities Unit provides

services for the management of accommodation and facilities at the County Hall Campus and

other administrative buildings (e.g. caretaking, cleaning, ground maintenance, security, catering,

mail services, reception and car parking). This is achieved day-to-day via a network of "Officers in

Charge" assisted in relation to building, engineering, maintenance, and accommodation planning

by Property Services.

The Courier Service provides a collection and delivery service of mail and other items between

County Hall Campus, Admin Offices and other locations within the County including all schools

and book rotation between libraries.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of administrative buildings managed 14

108


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

PROPERTY OTHER SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Premises Costs 150 150 165

Central Support Services 48 48 48

Gross Expenditure 198 198 213

Income

External Income 81 81 77

Gross Income 81 81 77

Details of service

Net Expenditure 117 117 136

To manage land and buildings acquired for the future use of the Authority, together with former

War Department camps originally purchased to ensure that as planning "eye-sores" they were

either demolished or developed in a sensitive and responsible way to fulfil local needs; most have

now been disposed of and those remaining are largely let for recreational purposes at economic

rents.

SMALLHOLDINGS ESTATES & WOODLANDS

Expenditure

Premises Costs 138 138 142

Supplies and Services 4 4 5

Central Support Services 159 159 143

Gross Expenditure 301 301 290

Income

External Income 346 346 345

Gross Income 346 346 345

Details of service

Net Expenditure -45 -45 -55

To manage the Smallholdings Estate with the objective of providing opportunities for suitably

qualified persons with limited capital resources to enter agriculture and begin farming on their own

accounts; thus to promote the concept of the small family farming business and to counter

depopulation trends by assisting in the retention of jobs in the rural community.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of smallholdings provided 139

109


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

INFORMATION AND BUSINESS SYSTEMS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

IBS - INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION

TECHNOLOGY

Expenditure

Employees 3,500 3,466 3,517 103

Indirect Costs 18 18 18

Employees 3,518 3,484 3,535 103

Transport Costs 68 68 71

Supplies and Services 1,100 1,087 1,138

Central Support Services 390 390 374

Directorate Support Services 20 20 18

Gross Expenditure 5,096 5,049 5,136

Income

External Income 304 304 287

Internal Trading Income 130 130 131

Central Support Services 4,525 4,525 4,557

Gross Income 4,959 4,959 4,975

Details of service

Net Expenditure 137 90 161

IBS provides ICT support to all parts of the County Council. It is responsible for the data

networks, computer support and the Internet/Intranet services. IBS is also responsible for

advising on development and implementation of the Corporate ICT strategy.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of PCs/laptops supported 5,628

Number of calls logged by IT Support during 2009 92,162

Number of servers supported 200

Number of local area networks supported (including schools) 398

Number of web pages provided for Worcestershire Hub 4,206

Average number of web pages served per month for Worcs Hub

1,156,838

110


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

IBS - STUDENT FINANCE SERVICE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 356 352 184 6

Indirect Costs 1 1 1

Employees 357 353 185 6

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 98 98 54

Third Party Payments 8 8 8

Central Support Services 116 116 86

Gross Expenditure 580 576 334

Income

External Income 136 136 85

Gross Income 136 136 85

Details of service

Net Expenditure 444 440 249

This budget includes the administration of student finance for 5,000 continuing students in Higher

Education. The service works in partnership with the student loans company, on behalf of

students currently in higher Education from both Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

The service is being transferred on a phased basis to the national Student Loan Company and will

cease to be provided by the County Council by 31 March 2011.

111


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

HUMAN RESOURCES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 2,362 2,337 2,469 75

Indirect Costs 7 7 7

Employees 2,369 2,344 2,476 75

Transport Costs 14 14 18

Supplies and Services 184 184 134

Central Support Services 632 632 605

Directorate Support Services 25 25 25

Gross Expenditure 3,224 3,199 3,258

Income

External Income 153 153 233

Internal Trading Income 116 116 117

Central Support Services 2,846 2,846 2,787

Gross Income 3,115 3,115 3,137

Details of service

Net Expenditure 109 84 121

Human Resources aim corporately to:-

(a) maximise the contribution of the workforce to the achievement of the Council's

goals by creating a progressive and supportive working environment,

(b) promote a healthy and safe place to work,

(c) promote continuous learning with opportunities for all our people to develop to

their full potential,

(d) recruit talented people who share our values and respect our customers,

(e) develop and maintain reward systems which attract and retain quality people,

(f) promote and sustain a positive employer/employee relations climate that promotes

personal responsibility and treats people fairly and with dignity and respect,

(g) ensure that the Council complies with relevant employment legislation etc.

Additional Information

The Net Expenditure includes costs associated with the support of council members, the costs of

pensions added years and the additional cost of previous years pensions contributions.

Consistent with CIPFA's Best Value Accounting Code of Practice, these costs are not recharged

to other services.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of employees supported 19,591

112


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 885 804 1,003 33

Employees 885 804 1,003 33

Premises Costs 105 105 106

Transport Costs 24 24 9

Supplies and Services 1,333 1,333 1,047

Central Support Services 17 17 83

Gross Expenditure 2,364 2,283 2,248

Income

External Income 60 60 51

Central Support Services 2,263 2,263 2,166

Gross Income 2,323 2,323 2,217

Net Expenditure 41 -40 31

Details of service

The Learning and Development Centre provides professional, technical and development training

across the Social Care remit of Adult and Community Services Directorate and all the social care

sector, including the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors. The training supports

mandatory requirements identified by CSCI and OFSTED in order to ensure consistent delivery of

core services across Worcestershire.

The Learning and Development Centre is critical to the successful implementation of the

Personalisation agenda, to ensure that the workforce are equipped to manage this shift in social

care provision.

The training provision also supports;

(a) developing and managing joint planning that is cohesive with workforce strategies

across the private and voluntary labour market.

(b) strengthening safeguarding and improving outcomes for Looked after Children.

(c) building services together round the needs of children, families and young people.

(d) the work across multi agencies to develop joint working to ensure value added

training and to optimise spend.

(e) other Corporate Priorities including Emergency Planning strategy involving the

training and mobilisation of a voluntary workforce from within the statutory sector.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of service users supported - Worcestershire CC 3,500

Number of service users supported - Voluntary & Independent sector 2,500

113


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 0 0 152 4

Employees 0 0 152 4

Supplies and Services 161 161 147

Central Support Services 280 280 27

Gross Expenditure 441 441 326

Income

Internal Trading Income 27 27 27

Central Support Services 414 414 299

Gross Income 441 441 326

Details of service

Key Operational Statistics

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

To ensure that employees are adequately trained and developed for their present jobs with the

County Council and, where possible, to provide training and development opportunities for

employees to realise, fully, their work potential.

Number of open training courses provided 333

Number of employees on accredited management training 50

Number of training days delivered 3,780

114


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CORPORATE DIVERSITY & EQUALITY

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 69 68 117 3

Indirect Costs 3 3 3

Employees 72 71 120 3

Supplies and Services 121 121 120

Gross Expenditure 193 192 240

Income

Central Support Services 190 190 234

Gross Income 190 190 234

Details of service

Net Expenditure 3 2 6

The Corporate Diversity and Equality Unit is responsible for ensuring that the Council meets its

obligations under equalities legislation.

115


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

LEGAL & DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

LEGAL SERVICES

Expenditure

Employees 1,220 1,205 1,211 31

Indirect Costs 6 6 6

Employees 1,226 1,211 1,217 31

Transport Costs 10 10 10

Supplies and Services 257 257 213

Central Support Services 165 165 148

Directorate Support Services 108 108 106

Gross Expenditure 1,766 1,751 1,694

Income

External Income 141 141 150

Internal Trading Income 13 13 13

Central Support Services 1,559 1,559 1,473

Gross Income 1,713 1,713 1,636

Details of service

Net Expenditure 53 38 58

To provide a comprehensive, expert and value for money legal advice service to the Council. This

service is provided to all Council's Directorates, the Probation Service, schools and some Parish

Councils. The above expenditure also includes the Head of Service and PA.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 08/09

Permanent Traffic Regulation Orders completed 50

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders completed 515

Prosecutions completed 185

Child/Care proceedings completed 46

Debt recovered (net)

Commons searches

£103,394

1,731

Employment Tribunals completed 8

116


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

COMMITTEE AND APPELLATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 223 220 227 6

Employees 223 220 227 6

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 54 67 67

Central Support Services 140 140 166

Directorate Support Services 51 51 49

Gross Expenditure 469 479 510

Income

External Income 15 15 16

Internal Trading Income 85 85 85

Gross Income 100 100 101

Details of service

Net Expenditure 369 379 409

To manage the Council's political structures (excluding arrangements for scrutiny) which form part

of the Constitutional and ethical framework and to advise on Member conduct. Additionally to

administer the appeals process (e.g. school admissions/exclusions) and review and representation

panels.

Key Operational Statistics

Actual 08/09

Number of Council meetings supported 97

Number of school admission appeals supported 442

Number of exclusion appeals supported 5

117


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 194 192 199 6

Employees 194 192 199 6

Supplies and Services 45 45 32

Net Expenditure 239 237 231

Details of service

To lead and co-ordinate the Council's overview and scrutiny work which is a key part of the checks

and balances necessary to hold the Cabinet to account and review services provided by the

Council.

Key Operational Statistics

Actual 08/09

Number of Scrutiny meetings supported 76

Number of Scrutiny reports published 3

118


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MEMBER SUPPORT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 87 86 96 3

Indirect Costs 4 4 4

Employees 91 90 100 3

Premises Costs 4 4 5

Transport Costs 12 12 13

Supplies and Services 1,030 1,030 1,069

Central Support Services 889 889 887

Directorate Support Services 3 3 3

Net Expenditure 2,029 2,028 2,077

Details of service

To provide secretarial and administrative support to all 57 councillors with specific PA support to

the Chairman and the Leader; the servicing of accommodation for members. To co-ordinate and

manage member attendance at external conferences and provide an essential point of contact of

communication for officers with members and information to the public about members. To

support members' financial arrangements and allowances and in conjunction with IBS and HR

colleagues, to plan and manage councillors IT and training and development needs.

119


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

ADMINISTRATION ( LEGAL & DEMOCRATIC)

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 110 108 115 4

Indirect Costs 7 7 3

Employees 117 115 118 4

Supplies and Services 19 19 19

Central Support Services 27 27 23

Gross Expenditure 163 161 160

Income

Directorate Support Services 157 157 154

Gross Income 157 157 154

Details of service

Net Expenditure 6 4 6

The administration function provides day to day processing of documentation, records and files to

satisfy operational, financial, personnel, and IT related polices and processes. It also provides PA

and text-processing services. Above this lies the strategic link, pulling together the divisional

strands to ensure 'joined up' ways of working across Corporate Services Directorate, and ensuring

administrative needs are considered when implementing new initiatives or projects.

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Expenditure

Supplies and Services 126 126 128

Net Expenditure 126 126 128

Details of service

The cost of County Council election and any subsequent by-elections is met from this budget. In

order to smooth costs, budget provision is accumulated over four years to cover the estimated

cost of the election. The Council's electoral requirements are met in accordance with agreements

between the Council and the District Councils in accordance with a formal fee based scheme.

120


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

CORPORATE SERVICES MANAGEMENT, FINANCE, PROCUREMENT &

CONSUMER RELATIONS UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 813 802 814 19

Indirect Costs 4 4 4

Employees 817 806 818 19

Transport Costs 6 6 6

Supplies and Services 34 51 45

Central Support Services 143 143 156

Directorate Support Services 56 56 55

Gross Expenditure 1,056 1,062 1,080

Income

External Income 164 164 162

Central Support Services 439 439 429

Directorate Support Services 239 239 242

Gross Income 842 842 833

Details of service

Net Expenditure 214 220 247

The Director of Corporate Services has responsibility for the management of a range of support

services: Property, Legal & Democratic, Human Resources, ICT and Customer Services. The

Director is supported by a Policy officer, a Procurement function and a Finance team.

The Consumer Relations Unit is responsible for managing all types of representations (comments,

compliments and complaints) about County Council services, including statutory Social Services

functions.

121


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

BETTER OUTCOMES, LEAN DELIVERY - (BOLD)

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 0 0 347 5

Employees 0 0 347 5

Supplies and Services 0 0 153

Gross Expenditure 0 0 500

Details of service

Net Expenditure 0 0 500

The Better Outcomes, Lean Delivery (BOLD) programme seeks to secure desired, better,

outcomes against the Council's corporate objectives in the context of a reducing resource base.

The services that the Council provides, to secure those outcomes, will be designed to be efficient

and effective. As appropriate, opportunities will be sought to work with partners to design an

integrated approach to securing outcomes and delivery services. A planned approach will be

adopted to service reductions.

A small team supports and coordinates this ambitious programme.

122


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTIONS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Supplies and Services 295 295 166

Gross Expenditure 295 295 166

Income

Central Support Services 118 118 0

Gross Income 118 118 0

Details of service

Net Expenditure 177 177 166

This budget contains provision for a number of corporate subscriptions and licences including the

Local Government Association, (National and West Midlands), British Standards Institute,

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Copyright and Newspaper

Licensing Agencies.

The budget for Ordnance Survey has been transferred to Research and Intelligence Unit within

Planning, Economy and Performance Directorate.

123


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

CUSTOMER SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 2,301 2,282 2,515 103

Indirect Costs 115 115 108

Employees 2,416 2,397 2,623 103

Premises Costs 7 7 8

Transport Costs 17 17 13

Supplies and Services 572 572 658

Third Party Payments 770 770 813

Central Support Services 305 305 487

Directorate Support Services 25 25 25

Gross Expenditure 4,112 4,093 4,627

Income

External Income 836 836 1,137

Internal Trading Income 445 445 505

Central Support Services 2,721 2,721 2,907

Gross Income 4,002 4,002 4,549

Details of service

Net Expenditure 110 91 78

Customer Services is comprised of:

- A central customer services team;

- Resources to manage, develop, support and provide the Worcestershire Hub service;

- Front-of-house staff in the County Council providing reception and telephone operator services.

The Worcestershire Hub is operated by Worcestershire County Council and the six local District

Councils. The Hub improves access to services for the people of Worcestershire who wish to

access services in person, over the phone or online. To facilitate this, a network of Customer

Service Centres are in place across the county dealing with contacts in person, as well as a

network of Contact Centres (phone, fax, email) and a web portal.

The centres are jointly funded by the County Council and relevant District Council with staff being

employed by local district council. The exception being the Contact Centre at Bridgewater House

where the staff are employed and funded by County Council.

In addition the team provide support and project management to some shared service initiatives,

primarily the development of a Shared Revenues & Benefits Service in South Worcestershire.

Funding for 10 additional staff has been provided for this service.

124


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

STRATEGIC PROJECTS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 390 390 389 7

Employees 390 390 389 7

Transport Costs 3 3 3

Supplies and Services 162 162 163

Central Support Services 76 76 83

Directorate Support Services 10 10 10

Gross Expenditure 641 641 648

Income

External Income 254 254 254

Central Support Services 133 133 140

Gross Income 387 387 394

Reserve Movements

Transfer from Reserve 254 254 254

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

Details of service

Strategic Projects is a small group set up to help support the achievement of the County Council's

strategic objectives through the effective management of major, high-value projects, including

partnerships. It does this in a number of ways, including:

(a)

(b)

through the project management of complex, high-value projects, including the new

Worcester Library and History Centre, Bromsgrove Town Centre Redevelopment and

Building Schools for the Future (BSF).

by providing leadership and direction across a range of strategic projects, advising other

directorates and helping them to build capacity in excellent project management.

(c) by contributing to the development of council-wide project management capability

through advising on and developing appropriate strategies, policies and practices.

125


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MAINTENANCE AND MINOR WORKS

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Premises Costs - Schools 2,471 2,471 2,185

Premises Costs - Non Schools 1,347 1,347 1,385

Gross Expenditure 3,818 3,818 3,570

Income

Internal Trading Income 3,818 3,818 3,570

Gross Income 3,818 3,818 3,570

Details of service

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

To survey, advise, carry out and monitor building and engineering maintenance works in order

to :-

(a) maintain county properties in a safe, habitable and functional condition within the

constraints of County Council policies and resources; to respond to emergency

situations and meet Health and Safety Act requirements,

(b) make lasting reductions in energy consumption whilst maintaining proper environmental

conditions, and continue the water management programme,

(c) respond to service and property needs for small improvements,

(d) equip those existing buildings with appropriate early warning equipment and means of

escape, on the priority basis as highlighted by the Fire Risk Assessment reports.

Key Operational Statistics

Number of operational properties maintained 468

126


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MAIL SERVICE

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 89 89 128 6

Employees 89 89 128 6

Supplies and Services 266 266 280

Central Support Services 3 3 3

Directorate Support Services 3 3 3

Gross Expenditure 361 361 414

Income

Internal Trading Income 361 361 414

Gross Income 361 361 414

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

Details of service

To provide an internal and external collection and distribution service of mail for all directorates on

the County Hall Campus and the management of mail services at Admin Offices and libraries

within the County.

Manage the receipt and recording of all goods delivered to County Hall Campus.

127


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

IBS - SCHOOLS

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 835 835 937 36

Indirect Costs 40 40 31

Employees 875 875 968 36

Premises Costs 4 4 5

Transport Costs 40 40 50

Supplies and Services 844 844 1,259

Central Support Services 177 177 176

Gross Expenditure 1,940 1,940 2,458

Income

Internal Trading Income 1,763 1,763 2,282

Central Support Services 177 177 176

Gross Income 1,940 1,940 2,458

Details of service

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

The IBS Schools team offers a comprehensive service to support the effective use of ICT in

schools. As a Trading Unit, the team provides access to support for software, particularly SIMS,

Central Hosting / Central Backups and Data Transfer, Training and Consultancy, Technical

Support and hardware and Software Procurement.

Key Operational Statistics

During 2009 -

Actual

Number of new cases via Telephone Helpdesk 14,800

Number of School Staff trained through formal courses 500

Number of technical or consultancy visits to schools 440

128


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

IBS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 34 34 34 1

Indirect Costs 1 1 1

Employees 35 35 35 1

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 683 683 691

Central Support Services 26 26 26

Directorate Support Services 6 6 6

Gross Expenditure 751 751 759

Income

Internal Trading Income 751 751 759

Gross Income 751 751 759

Details of service

Net Expenditure 0 0 0

This service undertakes the management of the Council's telecommunications infrastructure,

including the provision of the telephone facilities at County Hall and at a number of decentralised

offices, and is responsible for the development, in pursuance of the Council's objectives, of a

coherent countywide communications strategy.

129


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

IBS - DESIGN & PRINT UNIT

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 464 464 445 16

Indirect Costs 1 1 1

Employees 465 465 446 16

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 296 296 296

Third Party Payments 500 500 500

Central Support Services 87 87 89

Directorate Support Services 8 8 10

Gross Expenditure 1,357 1,357 1,342

Income

External Income 44 44 42

Internal Trading Income 1,355 1,355 1,342

Gross Income 1,399 1,399 1,384

Details of service

Net Expenditure -42 -42 -42

The Design and Print Unit is the Council's graphics design, printing & photocopying unit. Offering

a full range of cost effective design and print solutions for all Directorates.

Key Operational Statistics Actual 08/09

Number of Printing and Graphic jobs completed 3,597

130


CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE

IBS - COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE

INTERNAL TRADING UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 263 263 317 11

Employees 263 263 317 11

Premises Costs 57 57 55

Transport Costs 51 51 61

Supplies and Services 595 595 595

Central Support Services 0 0 6

Gross Expenditure 966 966 1,034

Income

Internal Trading Income 933 933 989

Gross Income 933 933 989

Details of service

Net Expenditure 33 33 45

CIS provides a range of technology, cabling and data connectivity service to all parts of the County

Council including schools. CIS also provides technology repair services to the County Council.

131


CHIEF EXECUTIVE UNIT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE UNIT

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 277 274 271 2

Indirect Costs 5 5 5

Employees 282 279 276 2

Transport Costs 4 4 4

Supplies and Services 37 37 43

Central Support Services 70 70 65

Directorate Support Services 6 6 6

Net Expenditure 399 396 394

Details of service

The Chief Executive, as head of the Council's paid Service, has to ensure the provision of

accurate information and advice to members, and to achieve the effective planning and

implementation of Council and Central Government policy. She has to co-ordinate plans between

member structures and directorates and to maintain effective communications between the

Council and other stakeholders and partners.

132


DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 69 69 70 1

Net Expenditure 69 69 70 1

Details of service

The Director of Public Health (DPH) is responsible for improving health and well-being in

Worcestershire, in partnership with the local NHS and other statutory and voluntary agencies and

the public. This includes delivery of national policy, and health and well-being outcomes of the

Local Area Agreement. The DPH has a role in developing specific projects and services for health

improvement, and in ensuring that the County Council's other services contribute to better health.

133


134


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

SERVICE NET EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

PEP Management 223 216 199 3

Community Leadership Management Team 4 3 8 1

Business Support Unit (Community Leadership) 45 41 55 4

Communications Unit 84 79 86 15

Local Strategic Partnership 218 216 221 10

Voluntary & Community Sector Unit 155 155 154 1

Area Democracy Unit 409 407 403 3

Emergency Planning Unit 458 455 399 7

Research and Intelligence Unit 361 357 534 17

Improvement Unit 283 283 239 4

Planning, Policy & Development Control Unit 1,118 1,110 1,140 22

Economic Development & Sustainability Unit 1,600 1,596 1,363 24

TOTAL DIRECTORATE NET EXPENDITURE 4,958 4,918 4,801 111

Additional Information

The above estimates are net of Central Support Services recharges to other Service Directorates

of £0.692 million for 2010/11. The gross Planning, Economy and Performance Directorate budget

before these costs are recharged is £4.817 million.

Contact Officers: Diane Tilley, Director of Planning, Economy & Performance (01905 766134)

Nick Hughes, Principal Finance Officer (01905 766517)

135


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

PEP MANAGEMENT

Expenditure

Employees 193 191 191 3

Employees 193 191 191 3

Transport Costs 4 4 5

Supplies and Services 37 32 27

Central Support Services 82 82 75

Gross Expenditure 316 309 298

Income

Directorate Support Services 93 93 99

Gross Income 93 93 99

Net Expenditure 223 216 199

Details of service

Director of Planning, Economy and Performance has responsibility for the management of a range

of front line and support services: Strategic Planning, Economic Development Unit, Community

Leadership, Emergency Planning, Research and Intelligence team and the Improvement team.

136


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT

Expenditure

Employees 101 101 108 1

Employees 101 101 108 1

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 5 4 5

Central Support Services 13 13 17

Directorate Support Services 32 32 33

Gross Expenditure 152 151 164

Income

Directorate Support Services 148 148 156

Gross Income 148 148 156

Net Expenditure 4 3 8

Details of service

The Head of Community Leadership has responsibility for the management of a range of front line

and support services: Communications Unit, Area Democracy, Local Strategic Partnership,

Voluntary & Community Sector Team, Emergency Planning Unit and Research and Intelligence

Team.

137


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

BUSINESS SUPPORT UNIT (COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP)

Expenditure

Employees 85 81 95 4

Employees 85 81 95 4

Supplies and Services 5 5 5

Gross Expenditure 90 86 100

Income

Directorate Support Services 45 45 45

Gross Income 45 45 45

Net Expenditure 45 41 55

Details of service

Business Support Unit has responsibility for providing day to day processing of documentation,

records and files to satisfy operational, financial, personnel, and IT related polices and processes.

The Unit supports: Communications Unit, Area Democracy, Local Strategic Partnership, Voluntary

& Community Sector Team, Emergency Planning Unit and Research and Intelligence Team. It

also provides PA and text-processing services for the Head of Community Leadership.

138


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

COMMUNICATIONS UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 481 476 511 15

Indirect Costs 6 6 4

Employees 487 482 515 15

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 117 117 111

Central Support Services 50 50 41

Directorate Support Services 32 32 29

Gross Expenditure 687 682 697

Income

Central Support Services 603 603 611

Gross Income 603 603 611

Net Expenditure 84 79 86

Details of service

Marketing and Communication, includes communication with our communities and within the

Council, as well as the corporate responsibility for the process of involving and consulting

communities in the design and delivery of services.

139


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Expenditure

Employees 386 384 385 10

Employees 386 384 385 10

Transport Costs 2 2 2

Supplies and Services 40 40 38

Central Support Services 16 16 25

Directorate Support Services 32 32 29

Gross Expenditure 476 474 479

Income

External Income 258 258 258

Gross Income 258 258 258

Net Expenditure 218 216 221

Details of service

Worcestershire Partnership Team are responsible for supporting the county Local Strategic

Partnership, securing funding and the development and implementation of the Sustainable

Community Strategy and Local Area Agreement.

VOLUNTARY & COMMUNITY SECTOR UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 45 45 47 1

Employees 45 45 47 1

Supplies and Services 154 154 151

Central Support Services 9 9 8

Directorate Support Services 32 32 29

Gross Expenditure 240 240 235

Income

Central Support Services 85 85 81

Gross Income 85 85 81

Net Expenditure 155 155 154

Details of service

Voluntary/Community Sector co-ordination, includes a corporate responsibility for the Councils

relationship with that sector, and the implementation of the 'Compact'.

140


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

AREA DEMOCRACY UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 109 107 111 3

Indirect Costs 2 2 2

Employees 111 109 113 3

Transport Costs 3 3 3

Supplies and Services 29 29 24

Third Party Payments 223 223 223

Central Support Services 11 11 11

Directorate Support Services 32 32 29

Net Expenditure 409 407 403

Details of service

Area Democracy Unit, working with elected members to support them in their community

leadership and community engagement role. Representing the County Council on Local Strategic

Partnerships and working in close collaboration with District, Parish and Town Councils, Police,

Primary Care Trust and the voluntary and community sector.

Following the abolition on 31st March 2008 of the Patients Forum, a new body has been created

which " will look at all health and social care services in an area that are funded by taxpayers."

This body, called a Local Information Network (or LINk), will by funded for three years from the

Area Based Grant (£223,000 in 2010/2011).

141


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

EMERGENCY PLANNING

Expenditure

Employees 293 290 267 7

Indirect Costs 9 9 8

Employees 302 299 275 7

Transport Costs 12 12 12

Supplies and Services 57 57 38

Central Support Services 116 116 116

Directorate Support Services 32 32 29

Gross Expenditure 519 516 470

Income

External Income 61 61 71

Gross Income 61 61 71

Net Expenditure 458 455 399

Details of service

Emergency Planning Team, responsible for delivering the Council's statutory responsibilities as a

'Category 1 responder' within the Civil Contingencies Act, and for supporting the District Councils

in that role, so that Councils are prepared to meet their responsibilities in responding to major

emergencies.

142


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

RESEARCH AND INTELLIGENCE UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 467 463 557 17

Indirect Costs 2 2 2

Employees 469 465 559 17

Transport Costs 10 10 11

Supplies and Services 33 33 152

Central Support Services 56 56 57

Directorate Support Services 32 32 28

Gross Expenditure 600 596 807

Income

External Income 239 239 273

Gross Income 239 239 273

Net Expenditure 361 357 534

Details of service

The Unit provides a corporate research and intelligence service which includes research advice

and the provision of intelligence about residents' views and clients needs. This service enables

the Council to forecast and prepare plans which are responsive to those needs and helps to reflect

residents priorities. It also provides for the information needs of the Worcestershire Partnership

which includes supporting the Sustainable Community Strategy and Local Area Agreement

development and review. It develops co-ordinated evidence bases for strategic planning and

performance management across Worcestershire County Council and for partners also providing

an information service for members of the County Council.

The Unit has supported the development of more effective partnership working across the County

to address the issue of community safety. This has been based on the production of crime

analysis and research for Community Safety Partnerships that have helped to identify key

priorities for the next three years, informed partners of current problems via the tasking process

and assisted the targeting of future funding.

The Unit also carries out work on population, housing, the environment and provides an

information service relating to economic matters: this work is fundamental to most strategic

planning and economic regeneration activities. It also provides a major input to the Regional

Planning process including the production of the annual regional housing report and makes a

major contribution to the assessment of housing need in the South Housing Market Area.

The budget for Ordnance Survey has been transferred from the Corporate Subscriptions area

within Corporate Services Directorate.

143


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

IMPROVEMENT UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 199 199 165 4

Employees 199 199 165 4

Transport Costs 1 1 1

Supplies and Services 27 27 22

Central Support Services 25 25 23

Directorate Support Services 31 31 28

Net Expenditure 283 283 239

Details of service

The Improvement Unit works with all the Directorates across the County Council helping to

develop more efficient and effective ways of working. The Unit is responsible for corporate

planning, efficiency and risk management, supporting policy development and performance

management and review across the Authority encouraging continuous improvement. The Unit has

the overall responsibility for assessing the impact of government policy and co-ordinating

responses to central government policy initiatives, and managing the corporate CPA process. It

provides support and advice to Directorates on performance management and monitoring and is

leading on the development and implementation of performance management software. The Unit

is responsible for production of the Annual Plan and Best Value Performance Summary

Information.

144


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

STRATEGIC PLANNING, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

& DEVELOPMENT CONTROL UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 882 873 906 22

Indirect Costs 11 11 11

Employees 893 884 917 22

Transport Costs 12 12 13

Supplies and Services 101 102 92

Central Support Services 189 189 169

Directorate Support Services 31 31 33

Gross Expenditure 1,226 1,218 1,224

Income

Grants and Contributions 20 20 0

External Income 88 88 84

Gross Income 108 108 84

Net Expenditure 1,118 1,110 1,140

Details of service

The Unit's role is to protect the environment, this is achieved through working with county and

regional partners to develop strategic plans and ensure that these plans are delivered. Key

activities include developing and providing the strategic planning framework on behalf of the

Regional Planning Body; providing the county planning framework for minerals and waste and

planning control in respect of minerals and waste and the County Council's own developments. A

fresh challenge for the Unit will be to establish a new relationship with the Regional Development

Agency (Advantage West Midlands) as it takes on the role of regional planning body, and devolves

regional regeneration programmes and funding to local partnerships.

145


PLANNING, ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY UNIT

Expenditure

Employees 855 851 846 24

Employees 855 851 846 24

Transport Costs 18 18 19

Supplies and Services 619 619 351

Central Support Services 128 128 134

Directorate Support Services 0 0 33

Gross Expenditure 1,620 1,616 1,383

Income

External Income 20 20 20

Gross Income 20 20 20

Net Expenditure 1,600 1,596 1,363

Details of service

The Unit's role is to promote sustainable development and economic growth and to strengthen

local communities. This is achieved through working with county and regional partners to develop

strategic plans and ensure that these plans are delivered. Key activities include developing

economic strategies and policies; supporting key economic development initiatives such as the

Central Technology Belt; implementing post flooding economic recovery plans; supporting tourism,

marketing the County; supporting local regeneration; promoting sustainability. A fresh challenge

for the Unit will be to establish a different relationship with the Regional Development Agency

(Advantage West Midlands) as it takes on the role of regional planning body, and investigates

devolving regional regeneration programmes and funding to local partnerships.

146


FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

SERVICE NET EXPENDITURE SUMMARY

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial Services Directorate 837 797 830 97

Financing Transactions 26,597 26,597 30,715

Miscellaneous Services -648 -648 -579

Total Financial Services 26,786 26,746 30,966 97

CONTRIBUTIONS AND PRECEPTS

Total Contributions and Precepts 215 215 221

AREA BASED GRANT INCOME

Total Area Based Grant Income -25,543 -25,647 -39,734

CONTINGENCY BUDGET

Total Contingency Budget 0 0 1,525

TOTAL DIRECTORATE NET EXPENDITURE 1,458 1,314 -7,022 97

Additional Information

The above estimates are net of Central Support Services recharge to other Service Directorates of

£2.631 million for 2010/11. The gross Directorate budget before these costs are recharged and

excluding Area Based Grant income is £35.343 million.

Contact Officers: Mike Weaver, Director of Financial Services (01905 766500)

Andy Bourne, Chief Accountant (01905 766519)

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FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Employees 3,421 3,381 3,366 97

Indirect Costs 45 45 45

Employees 3,466 3,426 3,411 97

Transport Costs 20 20 20

Supplies and Services 1,309 1,309 1,310

Central Support Services 784 784 740

Gross Expenditure 5,579 5,539 5,481

Income

External Income 1,279 1,279 1,292

Internal Trading Income 705 705 728

Central Support Services 2,758 2,758 2,631

Gross Income 4,742 4,742 4,651

Details of Service

Additional Information

Net Expenditure 837 797 830

The Director of Financial Services is responsible for the financial administration of the County

Council. The Directorate provides financial services and advice to the Council, its Cabinet,

Committees/Panels, Service Directorates and external bodies. The Directorate is committed to

improving the quality and cost effectiveness of the finance service.

The Directorate's Net Expenditure includes costs related to the corporate management of the

Council, costs associated with the support of council members, the costs of pensions added years

and the additional cost of previous years pension contributions. Consistent with CIPFA's Best

Value Accounting Code of Practice, these costs are not recharged to other services.

Key Operational Statistics

Estimated number of invoices paid during the year 334,000

Average number of staff and pensioners paid per year 501,000

Staff car loans administered 136

Average number of insurance claims processed 1,500

per year

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FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

FINANCING TRANSACTIONS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Capital Financing Costs

- External Interest 12,392 12,392 15,651

- Minimum Revenue Provision 14,305 14,305 15,114

Gross Expenditure 26,697 26,697 30,765

Income

External Income

- Interest Earned 100 100 50

Gross Income 100 100 50

Net Expenditure 26,597 26,597 30,715

Details of Service

This budget includes the total capital financing costs in respect of interest on external borrowing

and the statutory minimum revenue provision required to be set against total debt outstanding.

This is offset by interest earned on the investment of surplus cash available after meeting the dayto-day

spending of the Council's various services.

The net expenditure budget has increased in accordance with the Medium Term Financial Plan

that includes financing costs for new capital investment for structural improvements to the rural

road network, flood mitigation measures and footway improvements. The full year financing cost

of works approved for the street lighting replacement programme is also included.

The level of interest earned on temporary investments continues to reflect the significant fall in

interest rates and is in line a with a Treasury Management Strategy of security - liquidity- yield,

ranked in order of importance. In addition, the Council continues to use internal cash balances on

a temporary basis to finance capital expenditure and avoid the cost of high interest rates charged

on external borrowing.

Key Operational Statistics

Estimated Capital Financing Requirement at 31 March:

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13

£m £m £m £m

380.1 412.9 426.4 435.1

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FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

Supplies and Services

- External Audit Fee 291 291 283

- Bank Charges and Interest 88 88 96

- Other Services 29 29 46

Gross Expenditure 408 408 425

Income

Grants and Contributions

- West Mercia Supplies Surplus 800 800 1,000

- LA Business Growth Incentive Scheme 252 252 0

- Other 4 4 4

Gross Income 1,056 1,056 1,004

Details of service

Net Income (-) -648 -648 -579

The external audit fee includes costs for the statutory external audit and the cost of auditing the

Directorate's grant claims. In 2010/11 the Council anticipates receiving a distribution of £1 million

accumulated surplus from the West Mercia Supplies joint purchasing consortium.

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CONTRIBUTIONS AND PRECEPTS

Revised

Estimate Estimate Estimate Staff

2009/10 2009/10 2010/11 (FTE)

£000 £000 £000 No.

Expenditure

- Environment Agency 215 215 221

Net Expenditure 215 215 221

Details of Service

This budget provides for the cost of the flood defence levy that the Environment Agency is

statutorily obliged to raise from the County Council rather than directly from the public.

AREA BASED GRANT INCOME

Income

Grants and Contributions

- Government departments 25,543 25,647 39,734

Net Income (-) -25,543 -25,647 -39,734

Details of Service

The County Council now receives from government a single, un-ringfenced grant known as the

Area Based Grant to supports its expenditure.

The total value of the grant for 2010/11 is £39.734 million supporting programmes across all

directorates. The expenditure is recorded in the individual directorate budgets.

CONTINGENCY BUDGET

Expenditure

- Personal care at home 0 0 1,525

Net Expenditure 0 0 1,525

Details of Service

A contingency budget is provided in 2010/11 for the potential statutory requirement effective from

1 October 2010 for the cost of personal care at home.

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Specific Revenue and Capital Grants 2010/11

2010/11

Revenue £000

Adults & Community Services 3,669

Children's Services - Dedicated School's Grant 298,727

Children's Services 94,909

Environmental Services 4,731

Financial Services 39,734

441,770

Capital

Adult and Community Services 924

Children's Services 49,575

Environmental Services 8,666

59,165

Total Specific Revenue and Capital Grants 500,935

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Specific Revenue and Capital Grants 2010/11

Revenue Grants:

2010/11

£000

Adults & Community Services

Transforming Social Care 2,369

Stroke Strategy 112

Main Adult & Community Learning 392

Wider Family Learning 49

Family Learning Impact Fund 206

Family, Literacy, Language & Numeracy 168

Campus Closure Programme 247

NLDC Recurrent 126

3,669

Children's Services - Dedicated Schools Grant 298,727

Children's Services

Standards Fund 29,679

Sixth Form Funding (LSC) 23,916

School Standards Grant 16,551

Sure Start, Early Years & Childcare grant 13,801

Bromsgrove Schools PFI Grant 4,695

Short breaks 1,903

ICT - PFI 1,061

Diploma Specific Formula Grant 809

THINK Family 673

Gateway 2 Consortia funding 312

Youth Opportunity Fund 282

Education Business Links 232

Contact Point 216

Higher Level Teaching Assistants 191

School workforce modernisation & development grant 177

Teenage Parent Supported Housing 171

Targeted Mental Health 150

Milk Grant 49

National college of school leadership Tomorrows Leaders Today 28

Fair play builder 13

94,909

Environmental Services

Waste Services PFI 4,118

Countryside Service 200

DEFRA Animal Welfare 228

Children's 14-19 yr old grant 27

Flood management student placement 6

Bus service operators grant 99

Workwise 53

4,731

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£000

Financial Services

Area Based Grant 39,734

39,734

Total Revenue Grants 441,770

Capital Grants:

Adult & Community Services

Social Care Infrastructure Grant 329

Social Care SCP Grant 291

Mental Health SCP Grant 182

Safer, Stronger Communities Grant 88

St John's Library - Learning & Community Centre Grant 23

Malvern Library - LSC grant 11

924

Children's Services

Tudor Grange Academy 7,738

Primary Capital Programme Grant 6,903

14-19 Diplomas, SEN and Disabilities Grant 6,037

Schools Devolved Formula Capital 5,397

Kitchen capital 5,308

Modernisation 4,933

Sure Start Grant 3,600

New Primary at Evesham Grant 3,267

Harnessing Technology Grant 2,050

Early Years Grant 1,990

Aiming high for disabled children 677

Extended School Programme Grant 566

Government co-location fund 500

Fair Play Playbuilder Grant 407

School kitchen and dining room grant 202

49,575

Environmental Services

West of Worcester rapid transport corridor (CIF) grant 2,800

Detrunking roads grant 2,150

LTP Integrated Transport Grant 1,777

Growth Fund Grant 1,324

Waste Infrastructure Grant 356

Road Safety Grant 259

8,666

Total Capital Grants 59,165

Total Revenue & Capital Grants 500,935

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Capital Programme Summary 2010/11

Directorate Estimates £000

Children's Services 71,044

Environmental Services 36,322

Adults & Community Services 3,823

Corporate Services 3,731

Planning, Economy & Performance 500

Financial Services 742

116,162

Financing

Temporary and Long Term Borrowing 47,941

Capital Receipts 3,290

Government Grants:

- Children's Services 51,188

- Environmental Services 8,666

- Adult & Community Services 1,413

Third Party Contributions 288

Revenue Budgets 3,376

116,162

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Detailed Directorate Capital Programmes 2009/10 to 2012/13 Onwards

TOTAL EXPENDITURE LATEST LATEST LATEST LATEST TOTAL

FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 and

Beyond

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000

CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE 68,374 71,044 26,029 142,045 307,492

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE 32,878 36,322 19,650 5,350 94,200

ADULT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE 4,665 3,823 2,859 1,599 12,946

CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE 5,236 3,731 2,331 2,300 13,598

PLANNING ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE 354 500 854

FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE 757 742 1,394 2,893

GRAND TOTAL 112,264 116,162 52,263 151,294 431,983

TOTAL FUNDING

TEMPORARY AND LONG TERM BORROWING 43,247 47,941 29,940 27,723 148,851

CAPITAL RECEIPTS 7,954 3,290 4,775 16,019

GOVERNMENT GRANTS:

- CHILDREN'S SERVICES 40,163 51,188 9,643 100,994

- CHILDREN'S - BUILDING SCHOOLS FOR THE FUTURE 4,000 120,000 124,000

- ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 8,342 8,666 17,008

- ADULT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 3,589 1,413 5,002

CAPITAL RESERVE 742 742

THIRD PARTY CONTRIBUTIONS 2,161 288 529 195 3,173

SECTION 106 CONTRIBUTIONS 1,077 1,077

REVENUE BUDGETS 4,989 3,376 3,376 3,376 15,117

GRAND TOTAL 112,264 116,162 52,263 151,294 431,983

For 2010/11 and beyond the deployment of Section 106 money amounting to £3.5 million is subject to on-going consideration.

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES DIRECTORATE LATEST LATEST LATEST LATEST TOTAL

FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 and

Beyond

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000

Wyre Forest Schools Reorganisation:

- Primary Phase 1 11,184 8,000 8,000

- Primary Phase 2 18,000

- Secondary and Special BSF 4,000 120,000

Major Schemes:

- Worcester City Special Schools Review:

- Fort Royal Primary 2,973 388

- Regency High 2,921 600 87

- Vale of Evesham 373 29

- Fairfield First School - New Hall 32 450 18

- Kingsley College New Lab/ 6th Form Centre 79

- Worcester Redhill Primary Replacement 115 100

- Hagley Schools Review Phase 2 (Haybridge High) 55

- Hagley RC High Sports Hall 95

- Malvern The Chase Science Block 31 20

- Christopher Whitehead - Refurbishment 1,050 47

- Bromsgrove Aston Fields Middle School 91

- Redditch Children's Home Replacement 200

- Hanley Castle High - 8 Classroom Extension 106

- Kingsley College - Targeted Capital Funding 90

- Malvern The Chase Sports Facilities 84

- New Primary School at Evesham 40 4,069 1,145 145

- Flood Defences - Bengeworth Primary 386

- Fair Play Playbuilder 407 407

- Ryland Centre Running Track 45 640 15

- Elgar Academy (Tudor Grange) 437 7,738 7,737

- Evesham Nursery School Relocation 70 962 21

- Worc, Warndon Youth & Community Centre 80 777 318 24

- Home Access to ICT for Targeted Groups 179

- Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC) 269 677

- Completion of Residual Schemes 122 21

Learning Support Centres:

- Pershore High 101

Specialist School Status Schemes:

- Tenbury High Specialist School 96

- Tenbury High Specialist School 09/10 50

- Trinity High Specialist School 09/10 50

- Stourport High - Specialist sport scheme 400

Sure Start Centres:

- Sure Start Balance (General Sure Start Grant) 1,150 4,155

Composite Sums:

- NDS Modernisation 5,866 5,447

- Total Schools Formula Capital 17,351 5,397

- Repair and Maintenance of a Longer Term Benefit 2,682 2,682 2,682 2,682

- Primary Capital Programme 4,525 6,903

- Harnessing Technology 3,550 2,050

- Early Years Capital 2,831 2,096 396

- 14-19 Diplomas, SEN and Disabilities 951 6,092

- Kitchen Capital 841 5,499

- School Dining Rooms 737 202

- Total Minor Works 1,118 2,671 1,194 1,194

- Schools Disability Access Initiative Programme 821 1,973

- Other Revenue/Grant Funded Schemes 2,337

- School Travel Plans 632

- Youth Capital Fund 185

- Extended School Programme 800 566 416

- Musical Instrument Fund 104

- Completion of Residual Schemes 68

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 68,374 71,044 26,029 142,045 307,492

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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE LATEST LATEST LATEST LATEST TOTAL

FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 and

Beyond

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000

Local Transport Plan:

- Structural Carriageway/Bridgeworks 10,518 14,303

- Integrated Transport 7,846 5,330

Major Schemes:

- Highway Flood Mitigation Measures 4,087 2,500 2,000 4,000

- Improvements to Footways 500 2,500 3,000

- Structural Improvements to the Rural Road Network 3,000 12,000

- West Worcester Rapid Bus Transit Corridor (CIF) 400 2,800

- Growth Fund Infrastructure 1,973 1,324

- Upton Viaduct 56

- Road Safety 264 259

- Waste Infrastructure 1,940 356

- PROW Flood Costs 2007 208

- 2007 Flood Works - Structural Maintenance 320

- Scientific Services Laboratory Relocation 450

- Transport Asset Management 285

- Street Lighting Replacement Programme 100 2,600 1,300

- Pershore High Bus bay (Learning Skills Council Funds) 40

- Worcester Woods Country Park 20

- Completion of Residual Schemes 75

Passenger Transport Schemes:

- Urban Bus Challenge - Step Change, Redditch 25

Gypsy Site Refurbishment Schemes:

- Lower Heath 322

- Pinvin 1,261

Composite Sums:

- Vehicle Replacement Programme 1,438 750 750 750

- Transportation : Advance Design Fees 200 100 100 100

- Street Column Replacement Programme 150 100 100 100

- Highways Minor Works 400 400 400 400

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 32,878 36,322 19,650 5,350 94,200

ADULT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORATE LATEST LATEST LATEST LATEST TOTAL

FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 and

Beyond

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000

Major Schemes:

- A&CS Office Rationalisation 54 431

- Worcester Library and History Centre (Non - PFI capital costs) 1,715 960 2,209 949

- Learning Disability Services 97 96

- Redditch Library Improvements/ Refurbishments 956 21

- St John's Library - Learning and Community Centre 785 523

- Safer, Stronger Communities 183 88

- Social Care IT Infrastructure 148 329

- Completion of Residual Schemes 45

Composite Sums:

- A&CS Minor Works 589 1,022 500 500

- Libraries Minor Works 93 353 150 150

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 4,665 3,823 2,859 1,599 12,946

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CORPORATE SERVICES DIRECTORATE LATEST LATEST LATEST LATEST TOTAL

FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 and

Beyond

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000

Major Schemes:

- Information and Communication Technology Strategy / E-Government 2,638 1,802 1,174 1,300

- Office Rationalisation Programme 77

- Energy Management Replacements 80

- Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 444 209 157

- Completion of Residual Schemes 86

Composite Sums:

Land Assembly Opportunity Fund 127 530 250 250

Meeting Disabled Access Reruirements 150 440

Demolition Costs 884

Repair and Maintenance of a Longer Term Benefit 750 750 750 750

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 5,236 3,731 2,331 2,300 13,598

PLANNING ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE DIRECTORATE LATEST LATEST LATEST LATEST TOTAL

FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 and

Beyond

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000

Major Schemes:

Droitwich Canals - matchfunding Wychavon District Council 354

Business Development Support 500

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 354 500 0 0 854

FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE LATEST LATEST LATEST LATEST TOTAL

FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST FORECAST

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 and

Beyond

£000 £000 £000 £000 £000

Major Schemes:

Corporate Capital Contingency 757 742 1,394

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 757 742 1,394 0 2,893

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Your County Council

Quality and value for everyone

Worcestershire County Council

has continued to be recognised in

the past year as a high achieving

authority. A new Audit Commission

assessment known as

Comprehensive Area Assessment

(CAA) awarded us '3 out of 4' for

both main categories of our

organisational assessment -

managing performance and use

of resources.

As well as receiving national

recognition, we have also kept our

Council Tax, low for around 240,000

households in Worcestershire. In fact,

we continue to have one of the lowest

Council Taxes compared to other

County Councils without responsibility

for the fire service.

Council Tax collected in

Worcestershire makes up 70.8 per

cent of our budget, excluding funding

for schools. The rest of our budget

is allocated by central Government,

including the money we receive to

fund schools.

Our share of the Council Tax bill

will increase by 2.5 per cent for

2010-11. That equates to an

increase of £25.34 for a Band D

property, rising from £1,013.72 to

£1,039.06.

Read on for information about

the work your council has done

in the last year and how we

worked towards our 2005-09

priorities…

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Your County Council

Priority: Improving

Community Safety

Our road safety education programme

in primary schools has delivered cycling

training to 3,500 children and

pedestrian training to 4,500 children.

The number of people killed or

seriously injured on Worcestershire's

roads fell by 22 per cent last year

and the number of children killed or

seriously injured fell by 31 per cent.

Our Trading Standards team gave

advice or took action on over 5,900

consumer complaints for goods and

services worth more than £1 million.

The team also visited 2,400 business

premises to check for compliance

with trading legislation and to follow

up consumer complaints.

around

430 potholes

repaired

every week

Priority:

Improving

Highways,

Footways & Transport

Services

We spent £36 million on highway

maintenance in 2009-10.

In the 2009-10 winter, our 31 gritters

went out over 100 times and used

around 20,000 tonnes of grit to cover

an estimated 95,000 miles, keeping

our roads as clear as possible during

the coldest winter in 30 years.

Since the 2007 floods, we have

improved the drainage in almost

300 locations to great local benefit

and have plans to carry out work

in many more.

Last year, 22,520 potholes were

identified and repaired.

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Priority: Raising

Standards in Schools

Worcestershire has over 75,000

children being educated in 246 schools,

which are supported by 13,000

teaching specialists and support staff.

Over £260 million of funding was

delegated to these schools.

In 2009, Worcestershire schools

recorded their best ever GCSE and

A Level results.

Transport is provided for 10,000 pupils

each day at a cost of approximately

£13.5 million per year.

Our Children's Services team currently

manages over £57 million worth of

education building projects.

246 schools

in Worcestershire

Priority:

Enhancing

Services to

Young People

Worcestershire now has 29 children's

centres with five more planned in 2010.

Our Aiming High for Disabled Children

programme gained funding worth

£873,400 in 2009-10 to enhance

short breaks provision to over 200

families of children with disabilities.

£110,000 of funding was secured

to develop natural play facilities at

Worcester Woods Country Park, which

also became the first Accredited

Country Park in the UK.

Our Fostering team placed 112

children and young people with foster

carers during last year and approved

29 new carers for the county. These

figures include children living with

relatives or close friends who became

foster carers specifically for children

they had a close connection with.

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Your County Council

Priority: Supporting

Older People to Live

Independent Lives

We supported over 8,000 older people

to live independently in their own

homes last year and home care

services made over 25,000 visits per

week to people's homes.

25,000

home care visits every week

Our Choice and

Control programme

builds on existing

schemes that allow

individuals to choose

and buy the type of

social care they

prefer. Around 2,000

people now use this

type of service giving

them greater

flexibility.

Arrangements for safeguarding

vulnerable adults were reviewed and

strengthened during last year and we

handled over 50 new adult protection

referrals a month.

Adult social care was rated as

"performing well" by the Care Quality

Commission.

Priority: Strengthening

Worcestershire's

Economy

During last year, the Worcestershire

Economy Action Group was set up to

tackle the local effects of the national

recession. We worked with partners to

secure millions of pounds for the

county:

● £2 million from the Future Jobs

Fund to create more than 300 job

opportunities for young people

● £1.5 million of European LEADER

funding to support rural communities

● £880,000 of Connections To

Opportunities cash to pay for a threeyear

programme to help people back

into employment, delivered via the

voluntary and community sector

● £250,000 of Rural Enterprise Grants

to help local businesses to grow.

Our Voluntary & Community Sector

(VCS) Grants Scheme awarded

more than £75,000 to

VCS groups for

older people's

activities,

community arts

and celebrating

diversity.

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Improving Worcestershire

Besides working towards our six

priorities, we also did a lot of other

work during last year to improve

Worcestershire:

Libraries and Learning Service

Over 3,000,000 visits were made by

100,000 people to Worcestershire

libraries and we refurbished three of

our 21 library buildings last year to

improve their facilities.

Work on the ground-breaking

Worcester Library and History

Centre began in autumn 2009, which

will be Europe's first joint public and

academic library.

Museum and Heritage Services

Our Record Office was visited 8,000

times a month on average last year,

while over 32,000

visits were made

to our museum

services

throughout

the year.

Waste

A state of the art sorting

facility was completed in November

2009. The EnviroSort plant is expected

to process in excess of 68,000 tonnes

of material in 2010-11, thereby reducing

the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Around 2,000 subsidised compost

bins were bought by Worcestershire

residents as part of our campaign

to reduce the amount of waste sent

to landfill.

Sustainability

We were a Beacon Authority for

Tackling Climate Change and more

than 80 organisations learnt from our

expertise during our Beacon year.

More than 200 schools in

Worcestershire are involved in the

Eco-Schools programme, which puts

'sustainability' at the heart of school life.

Fifty-four have now been awarded the

prestigious Green Flag award.

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Your County Council

Customer Services

The Worcestershire Hub received an

average of 90,500 calls per month from

April to December 2009, a 43 per cent

increase compared with April to

December 2008. This was mainly due

to the recession and increased demand

for council services. Actions are in place

to respond to this with further work

planned in 2010.

Consumer Relations

The Consumer Relations Unit managed

over 1,000 representations (comments,

compliments and complaints) during

last year for Worcestershire residents.

Council

meetings

Full Council meetings

are open for residents to

attend and details are published on

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/

meetings. Alternatively, all Full Council

meetings are recorded and made

available to watch as webcasts on

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/webcasts

Find out more

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk for

everything you need to know about

your County Council.

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Your County Council’s Budget

How the money is spent

Summary of gross expenditure, income and staffing

The planned costs of services are shown below:

2009-10 2010-11 Council

Tax for a

Band D

Net Exp Services Gross Income Net Exp property

£m Exp £m £m £m £

Staffing

0.0 Schools budget 368.4 368.4 0.0 0.00 8,304

Children’s Services,

86.5 excluding schools

122.3 37.4 84.9 285.46 1,392

Adult and Community

141.5 Services, including 197.7 40.5 157.2 528.40 1,845

libraries

Highways and public

35.0 transport

37.0 2.5 34.5 115.90 478

23.6 Waste disposal 37.9 13.8 24.1 80.99 15

Planning and economic

2.9 development

3.4 0.4 3.0 10.21 63

Net cost of council

26.6 borrowing

30.8 0.1 30.7 103.25 0

-15.8 Other services 22.5 50.9 -28.4 -95.52 841

300.3 Total cost of services 820.0 514.0 306.0 1028.69 12,938

Addition to or use of

-2.9 general reserves

3.1 0.0 3.1 10.37 -

297.4 Net budget requirement 823.1 514.0 309.1 1039.06 12,938

Where the money comes from

to pay for the 2010 -11 budget

The Government calculates our

general grant according to relative

circumstances and ability to raise

money from Council Tax.

Worcestershire’s general grant is

£90.159 million or £161 per person,

compared to the shire county

average of £185 per person for

county councils without responsibility

for the fire service.

We also receive a number of other

grants from the Government for

specific purposes. The most significant

is the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG)

that provides the funding for schools

and can only be used for this purpose.

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Your County Council’s Budget

The cost of providing our services

in 2010-11, net of specific grants,

is £306 million which, after adding

£3.1 million to general reserves,

amounts to £309.1 million to be funded

from general Government grant and

local taxation, as follows:

Council Tax (70.8%)

£218.9 million

Net Budget

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General

Government

Grant (29.2%)

£90.2million

£309.1million

£/person

Total £/person

£553

Council Tax (70.8%)

£392

General

Government

Grant (29.2%)

£161

Why spending has

changed from 2009 -10

The council faces additional cost

pressures in respect of inflation and

increases in the demand for services

such as the extra numbers of people

needing social care. There are also

additional costs associated with the

Personal Care at Home Bill that

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requires councils to provide free

personal care for those people with the

highest need from October 2010. Some

inflationary costs experienced by local

authorities are significantly higher than

the general rate of inflation.

Efficiency measures and other

reductions offset these cost

pressures and result in our net budget

requirement rising by £10.2 million

over last year, as shown in the table

below.

£m

Net budget requirement 2009 -10 297.4

Add back use of general reserves

in 2009-10

2.9

Impact of lower 2009-10 pay award -1.4

Revised starting position 2010-11 298.9

Inflation 5.7

Adult Social Care service pressures 3.0

Potential statutory requirements:

Personal care at home

1.5

Financing borrowing costs for

capital expenditure

3.9

Looked after children

service pressures

1.0

Efficiency measures -4.0

Savings from spending less

and doing less

-4.5

Better Outcomes, Lean

Delivery programme

0.5

Addition to general reserves

in 2010-11

3.1

Net budget requirement 2010-11 309.1

In addition, the DSG funding for schools

will be £4,028 per pupil, an increase of

4.2 per cent.


Staffing

General balances

During 2010-11 we expect to

We plan to keep a general reserve

employ the equivalent of 12,938 of around £14 million to pay for

full-time staff. This includes an

emergencies and other unforeseen

increase in school-based staff, new expenditure.

posts funded by specific Government

Looking ahead

grants and the planned reduction in

staff numbers as part of the council’s Over the period 2011 to 2014, it is

efficiency measures.

forecast that our overall funding will

be reduced by around 15 per cent

Council Tax

as public expenditure is constrained

The Council Tax contribution towards nationally. Building on our excellent

our 2010-11 budget for a Band D track record in achieving value for

property is £1,039.06, a rise of 2.5 per money, as recognised by the Audit

cent or £0.49 per week from last year. Commission in their Annual

The illustration below shows how Assessment, we are already working

much you will pay for our services towards reducing costs and working

for each property band.

more efficiently under the Better

Capital investment

Outcomes, Lean Delivery (BOLD)

programme.

We plan to invest £116.2 million

during 2010-11 in capital projects We will strive to make the savings

such as building and refurbishing required through more efficient ways

schools, improvements to roads of working, service reform and doing

and information and

less to spend less. We will be

communications technology.

consulting with residents and putting

even more emphasis on achieving

Borrowing

value for money and maintaining

We borrow money to pay for some low Council Tax in the

of our capital investment. The total years ahead.

£2,078 .13

borrowing at 31 March 2010 is

£1,731 .77

estimated to be £233 million.

£1,500

£1,269 .87 .97

£692 .71 £ 808 .16 £ 923 .61 £ 1,039 .06

Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H

Your services 2010-11

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Finance Function Philosophy

Our philosophy concentrates on serving customers, promoting good stewardship of public funds

and supporting the Council’s objectives. Our aims are stated more explicitly as follows:-

Serving Customers

We aim to provide financial and other services to all customers which are:-

• High Quality

• Relevant and appropriate

• At an affordable price

• What the customer wants.

Stewardship

We aim to protect the Council’s financial interests and statutory obligations by providing:-

• Safe, secure and efficient financial systems and procedures appropriate to the need and risk

• A regulatory framework promoting high standards of integrity

• Systems for measuring the achievement of income and expenditure targets

• Opportunities to secure value for money.

Supporting The Council

We aim to support the Council’s objectives and aims by:-

• Ensuring all approved revenue and capital programmes are adequately resourced

• Providing services to the public in accordance with the Council’s polices and priorities

• Collecting the Council’s income in an effcient, cost effective but caring manner.

Our common endeavour in an ever-changing world

We will strive to manage change in a way that builds upon the Council’s inherited track record for good

management and safeguards the Council’s reputation for promoting a caring community, through

the cost-conscious provision of a wide range of diverse services.

Mike Weaver

Director of Financial Services


This document can be made available in other languages and alternative formats

(large print, audio tape, computer disk and Braille) on request from Financial Services on telephone number

01905 766501 or by emailing financequeries@worcestershire.gov.uk

To the best of our knowledge all information was correct at the time of printing: March 2010

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Find out more online:

www.worcestershire.gov.uk

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