Highland Council has saved over £476k and cut carbon emissions through reduced business mileage
Highland Council has saved a total of over £476k and cut carbon emissions through reduced business mileage over the past 4 years.
Members’ total expenses have reduced by 10.1% and the cost of reimbursing employees for mileage has reduced by 15.9%.
There has also been a reduction of around 16% in the number of business miles travelled. There has been a reduction in members’ mileage by 23% and in actual miles travelled by staff by around 15.7%.
Chair of the Resources Committee, Maxine Smith welcomed the savings, saying, “This is really good news! It means we are being more efficient, achieving carbon reduction, having a positive effect on the environment and making financial savings at the same time.”