asked Her Majesty's Government:
What level of efficiency savings they are requiring from the Government office in each English region in each year in the three-year period starting with the current year; and what proportion of the revenue spending this amounts to in each year.
The Government Office Network was set a target to deliver savings of 2.5 per cent per annum in CSR04. This equated to a required saving of £4.57 million in running costs in 2007-08. Under CSR07 the GO Network is required to make year-on-year running cost savings of 5 per cent per annum, in line with the settlement received by Communities and Local Government.
Across the GO Network this equates to savings in the first year of the CSR of:
|Government Office||Cash savings (£000s)||Savings as a proportion of running costs (%)|
|Yorks and Humber||292.48||2.63|
|* The savings on central infrastructure relate to ICT and estates expenditure.|
The allocations to individual Government Offices and for central infrastructure in respect of the next two years have yet to be agreed but will deliver the CSR savings required from the network as a whole.