Government Plan 2021 Review - Economic and International Affairs
Launch date: 19/10/2020
Review status: Report published
What is the review about?
The Government Plan replaced the
Medium-Term Financial Plan in 2019 and included a definitive plan for the first
succeeding financial year (2020). It also detailed income and expenditure
forecasts for the subsequent three financial years following Assembly approval.
However, following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in 2020, and the Government’s
subsequent response to it, the projected revenue and other financial forecasts
were substantially altered during 2020.
Therefore, the second iteration
of the Government Plan includes a definitive plan for the first succeeding
financial year (2021), comprising a ‘recovery plan’ and a ‘rebalancing’ (previously
known as ‘Efficiencies’) programme. It also details income and expenditure
forecasts for the subsequent three financial years (2022-2024).
The Panel reviewed a number of projects and capital projects contained within the plan which come under its remit. Its final report was presented on 4th December 2020.
Terms of reference
- To undertake a review of the sections/projects of the Government Plan 2021- 2024, as allocated by the Government Plan Review Panel.
- To determine whether those projects align with Ongoing Initiatives, Common Themes and, ultimately, Common Strategic Priorities.
- To consider whether the resources allocated to the projects are appropriate, sufficient or excessive, and whether they are likely to represent value for money.
- To review the success or otherwise of projects agreed in the previous Government Plan for 2020.