Freedom of information response

Capital receipts and redundancies

Publication date: 
Monday 10 September 2018
Request: 

A) The total amount of capital receipts (in £) received by the council following the disposal of any type of asset

B) A breakdown of the use of capital receipts within each financial year by the following three categories:
i)To help meet the cost of borrowing related to capital expenditure
ii)To invest in new capital expenditure
iii) To finance the revenue costs of service reform (as introduced in March 2016 - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/507170/Flexible_use_of_capital_receipts__updated_.pdf)
iv) Other

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in March 2016, including:
i) The date the reform began
ii) The amount (in £) of capital receipts used
iii) The savings target at the time
iv) The % of that savings target which has been met to-date

D) The amount of capital receipts (in £) used to meet the cost of redundancies made (or in the process of being made) by the council during each financial year

E) The number of redundancies made by the local authority in each financial year broken down by the service they relate to

Response: 

A)

2014/15 - £2,099,284

2015/16 - £4,073,672

2016/17 - £849,812

2017/18 - £2,017,799

2018/19 - £252,847 (up to 02/08/2018)

B)

i) None

ii)

2014/15 - £2,090,298

2015/16 - £0

2016/17 - £0

2017/18 - £1,575,425

iii)

2016/17 - £439,631

2017/18 - £636,796

iv)

2014/15 - £0

2015/16 - £3,571,876

2016/17 - £0

2017/18 - £0

C)

Service Reform

Start Date

Receipts Used 2016/2017

Savings Target 2016/2017

Receipts Used 2017/2018

Savings Target 2017/2018

% Saving Delivered to date

Children's Social Care

May-16

277,935

0

99,393

1,200,000

To be realised over a number of years

Commercialisation

Apr-16

26,650

700,000

0

1,130,000

94%

Property Asset Management

Dec-16

36,950

0

186,314

835,000

79%

Waste Services

May-16

98,096

270,000

103,297

25,000

92%

Transportation

Dec-17

0

0

38,362

0

Savings target in 18/19

Digital

Apr-17

0

0

209,430

280,000

100%

   

439,631

 

636,796

   

D) None

E) 2014/15 : Overall in 2014/15 we had a total of 43 redundancies

Adults, Housing & Health – 13

Children Services – 8

Environment & Highways – 10

Finance & IT – Fewer than 5

HR, OD & Transformation – 5

Place – Fewer than 5

Strategy, Communications and Customer Services – Fewer than 5

2015/16: Overall in 2015/16 we had a total of 29 redundancies

Adults, Housing & Health – 13

Children Services – Fewer than 5

Environment & Highways – Fewer than 5

Finance & IT – Fewer than 5

HR, OD & Transformation – Fewer than 5

Place – Fewer than 5

Strategy, Communications and Customer Services – Fewer than 5

2016/17: Overall in 2016/17 we had a total of 7 redundancies

Adults, Housing & Health – Fewer than 5

Children Services – Fewer than 5

Finance & IT – Fewer than 5

Place – Fewer than 5

2017/18: Overall in 2017/18 we had a total of 11 redundancies

Adults, Housing & Health – Fewer than 5

Children Services – Fewer than 5

Finance & IT – Fewer than 5

Place – Fewer than 5

2018/19: 0 redundancies to date.

We are unable to provide an exact number as:

  • There is a low number involved.

  • The release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act

  • There is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act

  • Personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act.

However in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures

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Request reference:
FOI 8194