... all relates to a Report now going to the Policy and Strategy Committee next Tuesday - main Agenda here, and the specific Report here.
Here's the full list of services to be potentially privatised:
- Cultural Facilities
- Refuse Collection
- Street Cleansing
- Legal Services
- Ground Maintenance
- Customer Services (Contact Centre, Front Offices)
- Road Maintenance
- Operational Property and Facilities Management
- Fleet Management
- Procure to Pay Process
- Transport Services
- Revenues & Benefits Administration
- Building Maintenance
- Financial Administration
- Elements of Administrative Support
Such a mass-privatisation of Council services would - for me - be wholly unacceptable and would undoubtedly lead to a real diminution in the level (and probably the quality) of services provided by the Local Authority to Edinburgh citizens.
This is all about saving money - nothing else - and senior Administration politicians need to have the honesty to simply admit that.
Trying to spin it as an 'improvement programme' will fool no one.