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How your Council delivers value for money

As one of the largest unitary Councils in the country, we have a budget of around £1 billion a year. We use this to deliver services to more than half a million residents and over five million visitors a year.

We’re working hard to make Cornwall a great place to live, work and do business, and to deliver value for money for our residents.

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The services we provide include:

  • social care for adults and children
  • housing
  • planning
  • collecting waste and street cleaning
  • education
  • the fire service
  • street lighting and many more

We aim to deliver value for money in all the services we provide to you. To do that we regularly look at:

  • economy – the cost of providing a service 
  • efficiency - how much we get out for what we put in and
  • effectiveness – the impact of that service, whether or not it meets the desired outcomes.

In delivering value for money, we sometimes have to make changes to how we provide services. If we have to make significant changes we will seek your views and explain our decisions.

Watch our video about how your Council delivers value for money