Investing Innovatively and Collaboratively


We want to invest and source money innovatively and collaboratively based on evidence and sound financial planning.


We would love to hear what you think…


We are going to use the following proposals to test our thinking – sign up now to get involved.


4.1 Value for Money Review of Services

Conduct a high level ‘Value for Money Review’ of key services, comparing with other authorities in order to determine and where possible emulate best practice.


4.2 Common Spend

Identify and manage common spend across the organisation, and with partners


4.3 Longer Budget Cycles

Trial longer budgeting cycles in an area of the business.


4.4 Understanding Social Value

Project to unlock resources within local communities, and mainstream the work to understand social value in Cullompton, Ilfracombe and High Bickington.


4.5 Total Accounting

Prototype a total accounting model to understand the full cost to DCC of delivering a service, including related and support services and infrastructure.


4.6 Zero-based Budgeting

Trial evidence based and zero-based budgeting.