The local government target is to achieve, relative to the 2004/5 baseline, total annual efficiency gains in local government of at least £6.45bn by 2007/8.
This document sets out what those targets are and how best they can be measured and monitored. It also explains how the efficiency gains can be reported, with the self-assessed Annual Efficiency Statement. It also includes various templates for record keeping.
Annex 1 contains descriptions of key workstreams highlighted by the Gershon Review in relation to local government procurement, corporate services, productive time and transactions.
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