(2) how much central funding is planned to be provided to each Regional Efficiency Improvement Partnership in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
In 2009-10, core funding for each of the nine Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs) was:
Region Core funding (£ million) East of England 7.952 East Midlands 7.159 London 7.699 North East 5.674 North West 8.036 South East 9.707 South West 7.665 West Midlands 7.193 Yorkshire and Humber 6.416 Total 67.5
Core funding (£ million)
East of England
Yorkshire and Humber
Indicative core funding for each RIEP in 2010-11 is the same as for 2009-10; the decision on whether to confirm these indicative allocations will be announced shortly. No decisions have been taken yet regarding core funding in 2011-12.
Core funding is intended to enable RIEPs to meet their objectives to support the successful delivery of local area agreements and achievement of councils’ £5.5 billion efficiency target by March 2011. An important activity to meet these objectives will be the promotion of collaborative procurement opportunities among local authorities. Core funding is not ring-fenced, so the decision on how much of it is to be used for this purpose is for individual RIEPs to make.
RIEPs also receive grants from government departments to support specific activities; for example, in 2009-10, they shared £31.706 million from this Department's Efficiency and Transformation Fund to use in support of capital projects that aim to deliver public services in more customer-focused and efficient ways.