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.
Plus: Why are Police and Crime Commissioners asking for more money for keyrings and stress balls?
Plus: White elephants in Brighton – and Nottingham’s inept venture into the energy market.
Plus: Stoke cuts bloated management. Would Thatcher have approved of £100,000 of public funds for her statue?
Residents want low taxes and regular bin collections, not big PR budgets and regular spin.
In the last financial year, there were over 500 council employees earning more than the Prime Minister.