FINANCE: The 2013-14 operating plan submitted to Mersey Care Trust’s board this week shows the trust plans to make efficiency savings of £10.7m this year.

The plan states that these savings will represent 5.2 per cent of the trust’s planned expenditure. It also shows that the trust anticipates its turnover for 2013-14 will be £199.2m, down from £208.5m in 2012-13.