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Edinburgh City Council in budget cuts plan

A fresh set of budget cuts is being proposed by Edinburgh City Council as it plans £90m in savings by 2014.

It is the third package of savings to be drawn up. They are to be considered by councillors in February.

The plan includes selling off council property, more efficient use of procurement and IT services, and cutting the council's transport budget.

It also proposes cutting voluntary organisations grants by almost £2.5m over the next three years.

Phil Wheeler, Edinburgh City Council's convener of the finance and resources committee, said: "We still have some difficult decisions to make, focusing on protecting essential frontline services."

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