Growth items

As part of its budget setting process, each year we review the growth items identified within each department.


Details of the growth items approved by us for 2017/18 are as follows:

Table showing growth items


On-going
£m
One-off
£m

Adult care

Demographics

11.0000.000
Increases in demographic growth, number of disabled adults and cases of early onset of dementia.

Children's services

Early help

0.000

1.200

To help bridge the funding gap pending the anticipated increase in funding over the medium term

Safeguarding restructure and demographic pressures

0.9740.000
Workforce restructure to ensure caseloads of social workers are at safe levels and to address the impact of demographic increases

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)

1.4940.000
Introduction of UASC transfer protocol could see a potential 20% rise in the Derbyshire looked after population (previously approved by Cabinet 20 September 2016

Home to school transport

0.0001.290
Budget support pending reviews of the service.

Secondary school budget

0.0000.150
To provide finance and HR support to schools with a deficit budget in order to reduce the financial risk to the council.

Inclusion

0.0000.475
To off-set the impact of reductions in funding from the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant.

High needs strategic planning

0.0000.305
To support a strategic review of our high needs provision (funded by grant).

Special educational needs and disability (SEND) implementation

0.0000.514
To support implementation of SEND reforms (funded by grant).

Corporate resources

Legal services

0.4000.000
Increased staffing to ensure that sufficient resources are available in-house to deal with caseloads associated with special educational needs and childcare.

Transformation services

0.0000.300
To support email and internet replacement.
Replacement programme of the council's personal and laptop computers.

Economy, transport and communities

Waste

3.0002.476
To support a range of waste related activities including waste growth, increased tonnages and management costs associated with the new waste treatment facility at Sinfin.

Fracking

0.0000.119
To support the additional staffing resource required to meet increased workloads from fracking applications.

Gold Card

0.0000.160
To support the bulk reissuing of expiring Gold Cards.

Flood risk management

0.0590.000
To support the work of the flood risk management team.

Chief executives

Innovation

0.2570.000
To permanently establish the innovation and transformation service (previously approved by Cabinet 13 December 2016

17.184

6.989