Council Strategy 2015 - 2020 and Corporate Business Plan 2016 - 2020

Cornwall Council faces further change over the next four years, with current austerity measures likely to continue until at least the end of the decade. By the end of 2019 we will have to save £196m; nearly one-third of the Council’s net budget. During the same period Cornwall will receive nearly €530m of European funding to create economic growth. This gives us a dual challenge: to invest money effectively for the long-term benefit of Cornwall, and to save money to ensure that we have sustainable public services.

As part of its business planning processes, in November 2013 the Council adopted a one year budget for 2014/15 and committed to developing a longer term Strategy, Business Plan and budget that would set out a vision for Cornwall over the four year period from 2015/16 to 2018/2019.  It would set out how the Council and Cornwall would change as a result of the reduced level of Government funding alongside the opportunities created by the European funding and potential integration of public sector services.

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Following an extensive period of engagement, the Council approved its Strategy in September 2014 which sets out clear aims around eight key themes to create a more sustainable Cornwall.

In February 2016 the Council approved a revised Business Plan covering the period 2016 - 2020 to which sets out the key management actions that will be undertaken over the next four years to achieve the outcomes and aims of the Strategy. It sets out the key actions for each Directorate and our group of companies. The Council has produced a shortened version of the Business Plan, titled Our Aims for 2016, which gives residents a much clearer and concise sense of what we are endeavouring to achieve over the course of the year to deliver the Council Strategy and improve the areas that are most important to residents.