50 ways to save money written for a five year old
If it was not bad enough having to deal with the proposed cut in funding from Government, the department which local government comes under has published a condescending document which tells councils how to save money. It is titled 50 ways to save money. However it is missing one vital point, and could have saved time and money on the other 49 to produce. That simple one is do not waste our money in producing (point 35) such an insulting document.
I would say all local authorities are working out ways to save money while keeping services going. They do not need documents like this to tell them how. It is like telling an English literary Don how to read a book. From Cornwall Council’s point, it has looked at and implemented, or is looking at least 49 of the 50 points. They only point the council has not looked at as far as I am aware is, points 24, scraping the CEO.
I am sure MAGA will not be pleased to see point 34: stop translating documents into foreign languages: only publish documents in English. Though the DCLG could take a leaf out of its own book with point 35: reduce the number of publications and media monitoring.
Anyway, have a read and see if you can come up with any other points you think should be included. I will sent them to the DCLG for the publications second edition!