Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
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What needs to be customised about email? Or file storage? Or even how council tax IT systems work? We can save money, improve security, and provide a better service.
More focus is needed on early intervention. It is logical to focus on managing more complex needs in a community setting and stopping people from entering hospital in the first place.
Why does a new kitchen cost £7,350 in a council flat in Hackney but £2,979 in Camden? Why does a new boiler in Lambeth cost £3,000 but £710 in Kingston?
The huge variation in costs does suggest that some councils, including mine, are likely to be paying over the odds.
Lifting the cost of unnecessary red tape for housing associations would finance 9,000 new homes a year.
There is a scandal of Councils wasting huge Public Health budgets – while refusing to fund modest schemes that would provide great benefits.
At a time of budget cuts there is an opportunity for residents to help improve value for money.
We are prudently managing the finances while filling potholes and re-opening libraries.
This cost should come from members’ subscriptions.
Here are the five key messages each Conservative borough needs to get across.
London gets over half the spending – but has less than five per cent of England’s roads.
A group of residents have gone through their Council’s accounts – and found startling evidence of financial mismanagement.
Last year a council Chief Executive received an eight per cent rise, taking her salary to £170,000 – whilst most of her staff were stuck with the basic one per cent
Labour is failing to deliver even basic services. We will offer the right alternative for a world class city of aspiration.