14 April 2009
St Edmundsbury Borough Council have a process called "Dynamic Review – Innovation, Value and Enterprise" which they describe as
"Approach to budgeting: The commitment given to the public that Council Tax rises should be kept to a minimum, but service standards and levels be maintained or improved, led to the 2005 adoption of the DR-IVE (Dynamic Review – Innovation, Value and Enterprise) process to identify efficiency savings. The council is now in the fifth year of this approach to budgeting. The approach is supported by a councillor led process"
http://www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/sebc/live/documents/reports/Z541%20Budget%20and%20Council%20Tax%20Setting%202009-2010.pdf - for more information.
There is a good summary report of recent results at: http://www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/sebc/live/documents/reports/Z457%20-%20Delivering%20a%20Sustainable%20Budget%202009-2010%20Update.pdf
Thanks to St Edmundsbury Borough Council for these links.