Talk of being “cut to the bone” is nonsense. Here are some challenges councillors should be making about unnecessary spending.
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The latest council leader to vote to increase his own allowances talks of himself as a business leader, not a public servant.
Chairing a committee is paid at the rate of over £2,000 per meeting.
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
We should have fewer councillors – but they should be full time.
Attacks on the Prime Minister were unfair and unreasonable – the local authority was the lead.
When it comes to fiscal prudency it is important to set a good example.
Bradford faces real challenges Labour prefers to spend money on frills and fripperies.
Think twice before giving a Chief Executive approaching retirement an 11 per cent increase on an already high salary.
In Wales councillors are paid a basic allowance of £13,300 – in Scotland it’s over £16,000.
A switch to unitary authorities would improve accountability.
Cllr Jim McMahon has argued there was “no alternative” to a Council Tax rise.
When the school was under local authority control it was willing to carry on paying the Mayor money for nothing – as an academy it stopped doing so.
Officers who advise councillors have little or no external experience – we need those who understand business.
I can’t be alone in noticing that some people never even open their papers