“By October 2012 each pilot area will have developed an operational plan which sets out what a single budget, or options for pooling and aligning resources, for the place would look like, the outcomes that would be delivered, governance arrangements, the redesign of services required to achieve the outcomes and how new financial approaches would work. It will identify what would need to happen locally to implement the options identified and what would need to be changed centrally.”

Community Budgets Prospectus, October 2011

Our Operation Plan was delivered to Whitehall on the 31st of October 2013 but there is also the need to develop and mainstream a longer term programme of activity which both delivers efficiencies at the same time as improving outcomes for Essex.