FINANCE: East Cheshire Trust is planning for a £16m fall in income in 2013-14, board papers show.

The final draft of the trust’s 2013-14 service, workforce and financial plan – submitted to the trust board on 28 March – shows it is planning for total income of £170.4m, down from £186.5m in 2012-13.

The plan notes that at the time of writing negotiations with commissioners to agree the 2013-14 contract  were “not yet complete”, and were “subject to final change”.

It adds that the trust will need to make estimated efficiency savings of £11.7m.