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Change Programme

The report presents the proposed Change Programme required to support the implementation of the Wirral Plan by ensuring the Council’s operating model is as effective and efficient as possible. This will lead to the optimisation of Council resources in relation to delivering the Wirral Plan priorities and outcomes.


The programme takes account of the linked to exceptional financial support External Assurance Review (EAR) recommendations published on the 2nd November 2021. The Change Programme has been put forward as part of the Council’s evidence to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC formerly MHCLG) that the Council has the capability to implement a programme of change to deliver the required savings to achieve financial sustainability.


The EAR reports and recommendations provide a clear steer to the Council and officers have acknowledged this in the design of programmes presented in this report. The overall goals of the Change Programme are to:


·  Support the delivery of the Wirral Plan, approved by Council 1 September 2021, by helping improve outcomes for residents.

·  Support the delivery of the Medium-Term Financial Strategy by ensuring the Council’s operating model provides best value in prioritising our services and investment around the greatest need.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved


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