Government Plan 2021 Review - Environment, Housing and Infrastructure

Scrutiny review - Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Panel

Launch date: 12/10/2020

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 Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Panel will be reviewing a number of ongoing projects and capital programmes from last year's Government Plan, as well as four new revenue intitiatives which are proposed in the new 2021 Government Plan. A full list of the projects allocated to the Panel can be found in the uploaded document at the bottom of this page.

Review progress

​The Panel has written to a number of targeted stakeholders to invite submissions. Members of the public are also invited to make a submission by clicking on the 'Get Involved' link on this page. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th October 2020.

The Panel is due to hold public hearings with the Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for the Environment on 27th October 2020 and the Minister for Children and Housing on 10th November. The Panel's final report will be presented to the States by the 30th November 2020.

Terms of reference


  1. To undertake a review of the sections/projects of the Government Plan 2021- 2024, as allocated by the Government Plan Review Panel. 
  2. To determine whether those projects align with Ongoing Initiatives, Common Themes and, ultimately, Common Strategic Priorities.
  3. To consider whether the resources allocated to the projects are appropriate, sufficient or excessive, and whether they are likely to represent value for money.
  4. To review the success or otherwise of projects agreed in the previous Government Plan for 2020.




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