Councils that are efficient and keep costs down should be rewarded, not penalised.
Posts Tagged: Council finances
Nottingham City Council paid nine staff over £100,000 a year. What did local taxpayers get for their money? A failed council-owned energy company.
Plus: The residents of Tunbridge Wells are left with the bill for their council’s Calverley Square vanity project.
Plus: Bean bags, ping pong tables, and padded pods, in Slough’s swanky new council offices.
Greater clarity in the tendering process has allowed us to achieve value for money and to back local businesses.
Plus: Why is Sandwell Council spending £10,000 for a lighting company to project messages onto buildings?
The removal of the precept, a virtually guaranteed source of income, could well lead to greater fiscal prudence.
With sufficient campaigning resource, we believe that we can bring the days of this failing Labour administration to a timely end.
Izzi Seccombe: Councils need simple and efficient public procurement to ensure the best value for public money
We must seize the opportunities from Brexit to provide services in a more efficient, flexible, and responsive way
Harry Fone: Reserves should be used to limit Council Tax rises. If this isn’t a “rainy day”, what is?
Plus: Why are Police and Crime Commissioners asking for more money for keyrings and stress balls?
We need to ensure we are attracting those who can deliver effective and efficient services to our local communities.
Harry Fone: £255 million a year is spent on councillor allowances. That is where the economy drive should begin.
Plus: White elephants in Brighton – and Nottingham’s inept venture into the energy market.
There is real anger in Stratford-upon-Avon as the number of empty shops continues to grow.
Duncan McGinty: A remote single council for Somerset would be unpopular and mean missed opportunities
The economies of Glastonbury, Wells, and Yeovil are very different to Minehead, Bridgwater, and Taunton.
A single unitary model has worked well in those areas that have adopted it in recent years, including Dorset, Wiltshire, and Buckinghamshire.