FINANCE: The foundation trust reported a deficit of £177,000 for April 2012, against a plan of £151,000 for the month, its latest published finance report shows.

Tameside’s earnings before tax, finance costs, depreciation and amortisation were £690,000 against a plan of £722,000, or £33,000 below plan in month.
The foundation trust’s cost improvement programme savings in April were £496,000, or £88,000 below plan.