This plan moves funds into the agreed priority areas of health, education, St Helier and the economy. By 2019 Health and Social Services will be receiving almost £40 million annual growth funding and education £11 million. £168 million has been allocated to capital projects between 2016 and 2019, which includes £55m for school buildings, £43m for sewage works and £21m for IT systems. We are also investing in our town and in projects that will improve economic growth and productivity.
This funding for priority areas has been achieved by increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing costs, reprioritising our spending and introducing some user pays charges. These measures will help us provide the investment that’s needed, while balancing our books by 2019.
New growth – for example the investment in Health and increasing standards in Education
Service pressures – Maintenance of the Health estate and shortfalls in income in DfI
Demography – increased pupil numbers in Education