East Ayrshire Council publishes plans for austere future.

EAC has published its Transformation Strategy which sets out how it intends to provide council services in the future with less money. According to the report ” if the Council were to continue with current service levels and delivery models, expenditure would be £34 million higher than income by 2016/2017.” This situation requires “decisive and comprehensive action to ensure that the Council will continue to deliver key services with less money.”

Amongst the solutions being considered are the provision of council services by external third sector or private sector organisations, efficiency savings of 2% for each of the next three years and shared service projects. We would urge all members to read this document, which is available here, and forward your comments to your steward or to the Branch office.

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