Decision details

Tonbridge and Malling Draft Productivity Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report of the Management Team presented a draft Tonbridge and Maling Productivity Plan (Appendix 1) for endorsement by Members before submission to the Government by the deadline of 19 July 2024.


Four themes were set out in the request letter from the Minister for Local Government to guide the responses that were being sought from local authorities: (1) transformation and use of resources; (2) taking advantage of technology; (3) plans to reduce wasteful spend; and (4) barriers preventing progress.


The proposed Productivity Plan centred around the above four themes and accorded closely with the following three key priorities as set out in the Tonbridge and Maling Corporate Strategy 2023 – 2027: Innovation, Transformation and Delivery.


During discussion, particular reference was made to the benefits of having remote working policies in place to allow for flexible working and productivity improvement and the advantage of having a longer than one year finance settlement to provide certainty.




(1)          the Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Productivity Plan, attached at Appendix 1, be endorsed.

Publication date: 10/07/2024

Date of decision: 08/07/2024

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/07/2024

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