As an effective, efficient and lean regulator we review our annual funding requirement as part of our budget planning process each year.
In 2016/2017 the value of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) reduced to £39.3m (from £59.4m in 2015/2016) and ENTRUST responded to this change by reducing our resource requirement. In line with our internal procedures and in accordance with best financial practice, we have again reviewed our business model to determine an appropriate structure and funding requirement for 2017/2018, during which the Government have, in today's Spring Budget 2017, set the value of the LCF as £39.3m.
Following the completion of our internal review, the Board considered it appropriate that in 2017/2018 we make a number of changes to our existing organisational structure, which will result in a further decrease in the number of posts within the organisation. This will involve the removal of four positions which reflect the reduction in the size of the LCF:
- Removal of one Compliance Manager role;
- Removal of the Enforcement Manager role;
- Removal of the dedicated Compliance Inspector role for Scotland which reflects the closure of the LCF in Scotland; and
- Removal of the Quality Assurance and Performance Officer role.
These cost savings, alongside previous reductions means that our total resource has reduced by 25 per cent across the last two years. You can review a copy of our new organisational structure on the right hand side of this page.