Money from sale of States properties will not be part of savings programme
Tuesday 27th August 2013, 4:00PM BST.
A PROGRAMME to rationalise the States’ £1.5bn property portfolio will live on, but its benefits will not form part of the States savings programme, the chief minister has said.
Deputy Peter Harwood assessed the impact of amendments to two key strategies proposed by the Policy Council at last month’s States debate.
Discussion is yet to close on the Strategic Asset Management Plan, rationalising all buildings and assets, which will continue at the September meeting.
However, deputies have already approved an amendment by Deputy Matt Fallaize calling for more detail before deputies approve its proposals.
And the Policy Council’s Government Service Plan, to prioritise current and future projects, also suffered the same fate, when another Fallaize amendment blocked funding of £255,000 to set up a team to budget and kick-start the plan, until the Policy Council came back with more detail on how it would work.