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Nottinghamshire County Council - Proud of our past, ambitious for our future
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To be financially robust and sustainable

Our priority is to be cost effective, run as one council-one business and provide value for money in all that we do. We need to reduce our running costs to protect spending on front line services.

The council will need to change the way it operates including business transactions, procurement and organisational design.

At the end of the 4 year plan we will have:

  • Excellent procurement and commissioning which secures best value for money and have opened our services to new providers

  • Taken every suitable opportunity for external funding and sharing resources with our partners

  • A workforce that is fit for purpose, skilled, able and empowered to make decisions and actively contributes to the improvement of services year on year

  • Extracted maximum value for money from all of our assets including our buildings (and land and from our use of energy and fuel)

  • Business processes and systems that are good and that maximise the use of new technology

  • Our key strategies and policies fully aligned to our key priorities 

How will we know we have achieved this?

  • Increased savings are made through our improved procurement processes

  • Efficiency savings are significantly greater than they were in 2010/11

  • The council has retained its ‘Investors in People’ accreditation

  • We will have reduced staff sickness absence to at least the county council average

  • The cost of management of our properties and assets is as low as possible

Key Actions to be taken to deliver this priority:

  • A programme to achieve significant budget savings targets across our Adult Social Care, Health and Public Protection Department

  • Implement the procurement transformation programme to deliver agreed savings

  • Develop and implement a partnership wide performance management IT system

  • Explore the opportunities for delivering services throughout the county from the Customer Service team with external agencies e.g. Ambulance, Health Protection Agency, Police and other districts

  • Agree and implement a new workforce strategy across the council. Key actions include:

     - Development of core competencies in staff such as commissioning
     - Development of our leadership and management skills
  • Retain Investors in People (IIP) accreditation

  • Reduce the number of council buildings and use them more efficiently through our property rationalisation, retention and disposal strategy

  • Implement the new Business Management system

  • Implement the ‘One County One Network’ ICT programme

  • Implement key improvement actions to reduce sickness absence across the authority

  • Implement a council-wide policy framework to ensure all policies are aligned with council priorities

  • Establish a council wide policy and strategy database

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