Annual efficiency statement

East Dunbartonshire Council remains committed to extending the range of efficiency savings within the services we deliver to citizens.  The Scottish Government’s Efficient Government Agenda has strengthened the drive to achieve financial savings and service performance improvements through efficiency and we fully participate in this.

Efficiency is defined as:

  • achieving the same or higher level of output on a lower input (cashable) or
  • achieving a higher level of output on the same input (non-cashable)

The primary source of identifying and monitoring efficiency savings is through the annual budget process, whereby each Service is set annual efficiency targets to reduce the cost of delivering services to citizens.

In addition non-cashable efficiencies are reported and these represent areas of improvements in main areas.  There is an important linkage in this to the Performance  and Governance arrangements the Council has in place.

The documents below are available to download within our documents section of this page.

  • In 2016/17, the value of cashable efficiency gains was over £3.7 million
  • In 2015/16, the value of cashable efficiency gains was over £5.4 million
  • In 2014/15, the value of cashable efficiency gains was over £4.9 million
  • In 2013/14, the value of cashable efficiency gains was over £1.3 million 
  • In 2012/13, the value of cashable efficiency gains was over £2.2 million
  • In 2011/12, the value of cashable efficiency gains was over £3.8 million
  • In 2010/11, the value of cashable efficiency gains was over £5.1 million

Additionally we continue to improve systems and procedures which, as non-cashable efficiency gains, do not in themselves create tangible savings, but do result in better use of our assets and resources.

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