Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A 5 Million cut for a Quarter of a Billion Pound Council!!

On Friday the Chief Executive sent a letter to staff telling them of a 5 million potential cut in budget in a quarter of a billion pound Council. In other words the Council would be seeking 2% efficiencies for next year.

Of course this will be hyped up to "crisis" caused for the benefit of the local press over the next two months. Then in February lo and behold we will be told it wasn't quite so bad.

I just think we should save a bit of time and look at what likely efficiciencies we need to achieve a 2% reduction.

I will be commenting on the budget in coming posts and in February I will publish an alternative budget covering changes for about 2% of the budget. In the meantime I welcome suggestions and comments.


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