Government Plan 2021 Review - Children, Education and Home Affairs Panel
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 will review a number of projects and capital projects contained within the plan which come under its remit.
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.