Pie-chart showing breakdown of expenditure on services for children and young people

Note: gross figures ie before deducting income we get from services we provide to people and other organisations

  • Making sure Edinburgh is clean, green and safe
  • Investing in new housing to ensure people are well-housed
  • Keeping the city moving efficiently by investing in roads and pavements
  • Keeping people well-informed and involved
  • Landfill is more expensive
  • There is a shortage of housing
  • Increased pressure on roads
  • Manage council buildings, land and vehicles more effectively
  • More efficient services in neighbourhoods eg bring council services together in one building such as Drumbrae Library Hub and East Edinburgh Neighbourhood Centre
  • Focus on recycling more and sending less waste to landfill
  • More investment in roads, pavements and street lighting improvements
  • Working with external partners who provide services on our behalf to ensure smarter and more efficient working, giving best value to the Council
  • Be more efficient and effective as an organisation
  • Continuing to invest in new homes to meet the city’s housing needs
  • Review our fleet of vehicles and transport costs
  • Rationalise how we use council buildings and land
  • Make changes to recycling and waste services
  • Streamline antisocial behaviour calls through the Council’s contact centre and remove underused helpline
  • Increase parking charges
  • Introduce a charge for pre-planning advice for major developments
  • Investigate changes in the use of some bowling greens to save money
  • Review homelessness services to get best value for money
  • Protect the safety of our residents and communities in partnership with Police Scotland, but make sure we get value for money
  • Implement smarter, more efficient ways of working to reduce staff costs and other resources