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Efficiency and Value for Money

All the resources that we use come from the public, either directly from Council Tax, or indirectly from central government. It is therefore essential that every council can show that it uses its resources in an efficient way and one that is shown to give Value for Money. Our Efficiency and Value for Money Policy (328Kb / 9 pages) is a clear statement of how we seek to operate in an efficient way.

We produce an Annual Efficiency Report, see our 2013-2014 Annual Efficiency Report (PDF: 132Kb / 2 pages).

As part of the annual audit, the external auditor is required to state whether, or not, a council has in place, ‘arrangements for securing efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources'. The external auditor came to the following conclusion, following the 2012-2013 audit:

“On the basis of my work, having regard to the guidance on the specified criteria published by the Audit Commission in October 2012, I am satisfied that, in all significant respects, Eden District Council put in place proper arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources for the year ended 31 March 2013.”

For further information: 

  • Contact: the Director of Finance
  • Address: Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QF
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
  • Email:

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