Prior to the announcement from the City of Edinburgh Council to potentially delay finalisation of the CEC Budget for 2016/17; EVOC submitted a response to the Council as part of the wider 2016/17 Budget Consultation. This response included input from our CEC Budget Challenge thinkSpace event held on Fri 27 Nov 2015.
Read the responses below:
- EVOC Budget Challenge Event – action note
- EVOC CEC Budget Consultation Response Letter Narrative
- EVOC CEC Proposals Detail
City of Edinburgh Council are now finalising their proposals for savings and investments for the annual budget 2015/16.
- Council must save £21.7m next year, proposals out to consultation would save £27m
- Third Sector grants and third party contracts to reduce by 10% over the next three financial years
- Reductions to payments to third parties by department just in 2015/16:
– Economic Development – £0.167m
– Health and Social Care – £0.151m
– Services for Communities – £1.5m
– Children and Families – £2.02m
– Edinburgh Leisure – £0.5m
- Council spends around 8% of its revenue budget on services provided by the Third Sector
- Third Sector services take a c.15% cut in these proposals
- Council are proposing protection of schools and some services to vulnerable people
- There are no proposals to increase income to Council from Council tax, tourist levy or business rate increases
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On Tuesday 16th December, Edinburgh Third Sector Interface (TSI) partner, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC), submitted the TSI response to the Edinburgh Budget Consultation.
- Read the Edinburgh TSI response to the CEC Budget Consultation.
- Read EVOC’s submitted response (on behalf of Edinburgh’s Third Sector) to the CEC Budget Consultation.
- Read EVOC’s reissued ‘Courage to Collaborate’ Report
- Read the CEC F&R deputation here
We have also received responses from Third Sector colleagues, which are published below. Please send us a copy of anything you have submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Council Budget pages: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/budget
Council Budget thinkSpace Event
On Monday 24 November an EVOC thinkSpace event was held at City of Edinburgh Council, City Chambers, to take us through the Council’s budget proposals for 2015/16 and into the future.
We were joined by Councillors Burns, Rankin, Cook and Child, as well as Hugh Dunn, Head of Finance at CEC, to discuss the Council’s budget proposals for 2015/16. There were further short presentations, discussions and an opportunity to quiz officers and politicians on their plans and highlight third sector interests once again.
View the thinkSpace presentation HD 241114.
At the EVOC thinkSpace event, voluntary organisations were given the opportunity to comment on these proposed savings. A summary of their feedback from the three workshops is contained below:
- Children & Families Workshop
- Health & Social Care Workshop
- Services for Communities, Corporate Governance, Economic Development
- North Edinburgh Arts – Response
- Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) Response to Consultation
- Learning Disability Alliance Response
- Cyrenians HPS IMPACT REPORT 2014
- Cyrenians Letter on proposed budget cuts 2014
- Cyrenians Case Studies
- Cyrenians Customer Quotes
- ECAS CEC budget response
- ECAS FOI Request Response
- Wester Hailes Health Agency – Budget Response
- SHAPE Response to CEC Budget Consultation
- SEAG Response to CEC Budget Consultation
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- Niki Powers H.O.T Response to CEC Budget Consultation
- Christine Craig SIGBI Response
- Organisation A – Budget Response
- Organisation B- Budget Response
- Organisation C – Budget Response
Edinburgh’s Budget Challenge – Your Feedback
The City of Edinburgh Council are saying thank you to those of you who took part in the budget engagement which closed in December 2014. Over the 11 weeks City of Edinburgh Council received a record level of feedback, more than five times that of last year. This included:
- 1,719 responses to the online planner
- 782 telephone calls, emails and letters
- 145 budget leaflets returned
- 524 comments by social media.
You commented on topics such as allotments, early years and adult education, Edinburgh Leisure, library opening hours, public toilets, homelessness and third party grants. These comments and the results of the budget planner are all being carefully considered by Councillors.
Read the results in full
You can now read the budget engagement report which gives you details about the feedback.
Watch the budget decisions being made
The budget report will go to the Finance and Resources Committee on 3 February. The Council will then consider the feedback before making the final budget decisions on 12 February. You can watch these meetings broadcast live on the Council’s website.
Find out more
Once the Council make the final budget decisions, further information will be available on our website www.edinburgh.gov.uk/budget
Have your say
You can continue to have your say on how the Council invests and saves money by emailing email@example.com