BOLD proposals approved

Detailed proposals to make Council services more efficient and customer focused have now been approved by the Finance and Resources Committee.

The report, entitled BOLD business cases: delivering a lean and agile Council, sets out how these improvements can be made while addressing the Council’s £67 million budget gap over the next three years.

Finance Convener, Councillor Alasdair Rankin, said: “We have acknowledged the need to create a more agile, customer-focused Council while protecting front line services and the proposals approved today outline ways in which this can be achieved.

“The Council is committed to engaging with staff and trade unions as these proposals are developed further. To ensure that this happens, a Check point Group has been set up to bring together all political groups, trade unions and partners from key sectors to oversee and inform the reports which will then be considered by Committee.

“Changes of this nature can be challenging but I am confident that if we work together we can meet our financial targets and make lasting improvements to our service delivery.”

Progress on the BOLD programme will be reported to the Finance & Resources committee in March.

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