Decision details

Our Medium-Term Strategy: an update on our programme for 2019/2020 (LDR69)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report outlines the latest position with regards to the Cabinet’s response to the financial challenges facing the Council.


The Cabinet considered an update on its Medium Term Financial Strategy and a suite of proposals for 2019/20 and agreed that


(i)        the Cabinet’s position in relation to the MTFP and Budget as set out at Section 2 of the report be noted

(ii)       progress outlined within this report and the considerations outlined in relation to consultation, equality implications and workforce implications as set out in Sections 3 and 4 be noted;

(iii)      approval be given to the implementation of the updated proposals appended to the report as:

·         Proposal.1 - Children’s and Education (Appendix.2)

·         Proposal.4 – Community Safety Services (Appendix.4)

·         Proposal.6 - Support and Governance (Corporate Governance; ASC Support Functions; Library Management Efficiencies) (Appendix 6)

·         Proposal.10 - Asset rationalisation of current buildings and former operational buildings (Appendix.9)

·         Proposal.11 - Additional income from operational buildings (Appendix.9)

·         Proposal.12 - Exit rented accommodation and changes to other leased accommodation commitments (Appendix.9)

·         Proposal.13 - Review and disposal of operational and non-operational land and other assets (Appendix.9)

(iv)      in light of consultation responses, approval be given to the following updated proposals, and additional commitments made:

·         Proposal.3 - Support Funds Coordination (Appendix.3)

-       undertake a broad review and engagement exercise of support and crisis funding during 2019/20 and to resubmit to the Cabinet with a proposed model;

·         Proposal.5 - Stockport Local Transport (Appendix.5)

·         Proposal.7 – Public Realm (Appendix 7)

-       commit to ongoing engagement with key stakeholders

Alternative options considered:


Reason Key: Policy Framework & Budget;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: These are detailed in the report

Decision Reference: CAB149

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None

Forward Plan Reference: LDR69

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Various consultations have taken place with the public and stakeholders on the proposals contained in the report.

Contact: Holly Rae, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 0161 474 3014 Jonathan Davies, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 218 1025.

Report author: Holly Rae

Publication date: 07/02/2019

Date of decision: 05/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Accompanying Documents: