FINANCE: The foundation has agreed to cap the total it will charge Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT in 2010/11 at £134.5m.

A report to the primary care trust’s board said this would restrict its overspend with the foundation to £3m for the year.

But it added that this was “significantly less” than the £4.5m overspend it had previously been forecasting on the contract.

It added that in December the foundation was reporting an overspend of £2,835,945 above planned total expenditure of £87,438,122 to that point.