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Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission – Budget Conversation 2019/20

 
Tameside Council (TMBC) and NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have come together to form the Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission. We are responsible for a range of services from bin collections through care for the elderly to the provision of GP surgeries.
 
The total amount of money spent by both organisations combined is over £900 million a year. Although a significant sum of money that amount has reduced considerably over recent years due to cuts in funding from central Government, particularly for the Council. Council funding from central Government has been reduced by half in real terms since 2010. Over the next 5 years the Strategic Commission is expected to need to find £70 million of savings if we are to balance the budget. As such both organisations have to find new and innovate way to provide the services local people want.
 
Both Tameside Council and NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group have to set a balanced budget for 2019/20. To prepare a balanced budget a number of considerations have to be taken into account. These include legal and statutory requirements place on us by Government, an understanding of the need for different services based on the analysis of existing service use, new ideas and opportunities including looking at what other areas are doing and the need to make savings while continuing to deliver for our community. In addition the views of local people are important in helping us understand your priorities and informing the budget setting.
 
Please read the information at the link below that explains in more detail where the money spent on local services comes from and what types of services it is spent on.
 
The figures on the link below are based on 2017/18 actuals – being the most recent fully signed off accounts – and are a guide to the scale of spending and the main areas of spend. The figures are not a draft budget for 2019/10. Please also note Tameside & Glossop Strategic Commission provide health services for Tameside & Glossop and council services for Tameside only. Council services in Glossop are the responsibility of Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council and are not part of this budget conversation.
 
Click here for the Budget Conversation 2019/20 information slides
 
Having read the information on the link above please go to the online survey and gives us your views on what you think should be the spending priorities for 2019/20 and any ideas or suggestions you have for how we might deliver services more efficiently, save money or raise revenue.
 
Click here to give you views via the Budget Conversation 2019/20 survey
 
Alternatively you can e-mail us at bigconversation@tameside.gov.uk
 
Please let us have you views by 29 January 2019.
 
Thank you.