Edinburgh Council sets budget for 2019/20

Edinburgh Council sets budget for 2019/20

The City of Edinburgh Council has today set it’s budget for 2019/20.

Taking on board the results from extensive public consultation, councillors agreed a £1bn package of spending for the next financial year as part of a four-year Change Strategy. 

A member of the North Edinburgh Save Our Services campaign.

Around 80 Union members and anti-cuts protesters protested outside the City Chambers this morning ahead of the decision

Whilst making the required savings of £33m for the next 12 months, significant investment will continue in those services have residents identified as being most important.

Cllr Adam McVey, Council Leader, said: “As a council, we are working hard to ensure all residents can share in Edinburgh’s success. This budget lives up to that commitment. It is a strong budget for the city and for our residents, particularly those most in need of our support.”

Edinburgh Tenants Federation activists outisde the City Chambers.

Public engagement is a key part of setting the budget and more than 2,700 residents had their say between October 2018 and February 2019 on the four-year strategy and budget proposals for 2019/20.

The tax band levels for Edinburgh in 2019/20 will be: 

A – £851.60

B – £993.53

C – £1135.47

D – £1277.40

E – £1678.36

F – £2075.78

G – £2501.58

H – £3129.63

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