Value for money

The achievement of value for money, including the delivery of efficient services, continues to be important for the council.

Our Council Plan outlines our approach for improving value for money through 'planning for the future' and 'investing for the future'.

Overall, we provide services at lower than average cost compared with other metropolitan councils and deliver good value for money. We have a good track record of identifying areas that require improvement and ensure that investment is targeted in these areas to deliver better outcomes for service users.

Our performance in the area of value of money was consistently recognised by the Audit Commission, although this assessment has not taken place since 2009 following the abolition of the Comprehensive Area Assessment.