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Topic: Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for
Posted by: Dan Filson
Date/Time: 04/05/09 21:25:00

"Saving 4 million by reducing our reliance on agency staff" - was that by bringing the staffing in-house, i.e. directly employing them, or by cutting the services so there was no need for the agnecy staff, or by putting the entire service out to contract so the staff involved (or others) were employed by the contractor? "Saving 4 million~" always sounds good, but read between the lines.

Mention was made of the pensions increase as a justification for meals on wheels increases above inflation. The point about the Government increases in pensions is to give pensioners an increase in real terms, not so that it gets immediately gobbled by increased chrges.

Meals on wheels are to enable a meal to reach people unable to leave their homes. There was a time when these were delivered hot, and when the home help service was free. I would not want to be a disabled housebound resident of any local authority now, in a climate where every resident thinks only of the equation between what they pay and what they get back, as if there should be an equilibrium for everyone. Fact is, the cost of social services is high and benefits a smallish minority of each local authority's residents. When the shit hits the fan, everyone hollers and looks for scapegoats. Until then they bellyache about what they pay and damn the consequences.

You get the council and councillors you vote for. If the turnout was 60-70% or more, you would get a different result!


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How the cut in Council tax gets paid for05/02/09 12:47:00 Andrew Broadbent
   Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for28/02/09 11:47:00 Ellen Kearney
      Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for04/03/09 12:40:00 Andrew Broadbent
         Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for05/03/09 08:51:00 Ellen Kearney
            Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for05/03/09 12:50:00 Andrew Broadbent
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for06/03/09 15:46:00 Greg Smith
            Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for06/03/09 12:51:00 Andrew Broadbent
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for06/03/09 22:48:00 Richard Jennings
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for09/03/09 13:15:00 Andrew Broadbent
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for10/03/09 08:47:00 Ellen Kearney
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for13/03/09 12:54:00 Andrew Broadbent
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for13/03/09 19:02:00 Greg Smith
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for16/03/09 18:32:00 Karen Cooper
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for20/03/09 12:23:00 Ellen Kearney
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for23/03/09 12:45:00 Andrew Broadbent
                                 How the cut in Council tax gets paid for30/03/09 23:54:00 Stephen Cowan
                                    Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for02/05/09 08:05:00 Ellen Kearney
                                       Re:Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for04/05/09 21:25:00 Dan Filson
                                          Another year another tax cut04/11/09 19:31:00 Ellen Kearney
                                             Re:Another year another tax cut20/11/09 17:17:00 Andrew Broadbent
   Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for18/01/10 08:55:00 Andy Jones
   Re:How the cut in Council tax gets paid for05/02/10 11:44:00 James Rafferty

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