Council Budget 2016-2020
Spending and saving in 2016-2020 and transforming our service
Like other cities, Edinburgh is changing
- our population is changing and growing
- demand for our services is increasing every year
- Council income has not kept up with rising demand.
By 2019/20 providing services is expected to cost £986m but our income is only expected to be £924m. We need to change how we deliver services and save at least £62m by then.
We've already made significant changes, helping to save more than £70m in 2016/17 alone. So we've been asking people for their priorities and how we can deliver some services more effectively whilst staying customer focused.
Edinburgh priorities and proposals
Using your feedback from our 2015/16 budget engagement we developed our priorities
- improve quality of life
- build excellent places
- ensure economic vitality
- deliver an effective organisation.
Your feedback from 2016/17 was used when setting the 2017/18 budget, creating the locality improvement plans and developing the 2050 Edinburgh vision.
Read the Draft Capital Coalition Budget Motion which was agreed on Thursday 9 February 2017 at the Council meeting.