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1 Comprehensive Spending Review Tough Choices

2 Government Spending Review The Government has to manage the amount of money it spends against the amount of money it receives. At the moment the Government spends a lot more than it receives. Money inMoney out

3 Government Spending Review The Government has been working out the best way to spend the money is has, to pay for all Government activity like; Health Transport Welfare and benefits Justice and policing Housing Education Defence (Army, Navy & Air Force) Culture and sport Environment This is called a spending review.

4 Government Spending Review All public bodies, like Devon County Council will be getting less money from Government to provide services and will need to make tough choices on how to reduce costs and save money.

5 Tough Choices for Devon This means Devon will need to look at everything it does and what things are most important.

6 Tough Choices for Devon Devon wants everyone to have the opportunity to have their say and share their ideas.

7 About Devon Devon has 29 towns. All of them are very different. Some are market towns like Crediton, and some are coastal Towns like Exmouth.

8 About Devon Each town will have different things that are important to the community. Devon County Council wants to know what is important to you and your community.

9 Having your say The Leader of Devon County Council, Councillor John Hart is attending “Leader Roadshows” across Devon. The Leader Roadshows will help people understand about “Tough Choices”. and people will have the opportunity to have their say and ask questions.

10 Having your say You do not have to attend the Roadshows to have your say, you can; Ask the leader – send the leader of the Council John Hart an with your question. Contact your local elected Councillor. Information is available on the Website at

11 Tough Choices We need to start thinking about how any changes to services, not just social care, may affect vulnerable people and their families, for example; –Housing –Employment –Leisure –Transport –Social activities –Welfare - Benefits

12 Tough Choices for Children and Families Money and Budgets School budgets 0.1% increase This year 24% cut in our main Grant Non-schools budgets at least 12% cuts

13 Tough Choices for Children and Families Have to focus on frontline services and vulnerable people Looking at Youth Service, Social Work, Catering and Cleaning and Health Partnerships

14 Tough Choices for Adults Money and Budgets Adult social care 38% of DCC budget 25% cut is 28% in real terms

15 Tough Choices for Adults Critical & substantial needs priorities Pay freeze, vacancy management & support cuts More external provision, ‘reablement’

16 Tough Choices for Adults Less residential care, less day care More Personal budgets, more self-help

17 Timetable When will things happen ? Final Tough Choices event 1 Dec Government grants to local councils early Dec DCC Cabinet 15 Dec

18 Timetable Union & business consultation 14 Jan Backbench scrutiny 24 Jan

19 Timetable Final Cabinet recommendations 9 Feb DCC full Council budget meeting 17 Feb

20 Questions Do you understand what has been presented? What do you need to know now? How do you want to be involved in what happens next?


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