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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

One Council Scrutiny

Last night I attended the One Council Scrutiny committee, which I ended up chairing, as the Liberal Democrat Chair simply failed to turn up.  The Conservative Vice Chair has never attended as far as I recall.

The One Council programme has been Brent's main vehicle for savings and service improvement over the past four years.  By the end of next year, it should have saved more than £70 million.  It is therefore concerning that it is not clear where it's pipeline of future projects can come from.  Almost all the existing projects have been completed, and only two new projects have been identified.  Given that the Council has a budget gap over the next three years of about £50 million, this is concerning.

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