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Job Losses To Come At Oldham

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These include losing 30 posts from corporate and commercial services, 20 posts from health and wellbeing and seven posts from co-operative and neighbourhoods. Unions and staff are now being consulted on the best course of action

http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/93893/gloom-hangs-over-council-jobs

Would be interesting to see a list of all possible jobs in the council and then go through with a red pen crossing them off as being nonsensical.

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Do the job losses come from the 100's of non-jobs created by labour to give people a wage off the back of real tax payers ?

Edited by TheCountOfNowhere

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If central government really wanted local government to become more efficient then they would stop introducing new policies that have to be delivered by local gov.

And if they did introduce policy they would think it out before they rolled it out.

As an example of their insanity they devolved council tax benefit to councils (previously paid by central gov) but at the same time cut the amount they'd give out by 10%. Council's then said there would therefore be a universal 10% cut to all recipients of council tax benefits. But the government got bad headlines about it so they said you couldn't cut it for pensioners (by far the largest group of recipients). And to ensure no legal challenges over the fairness of the cuts then each of the 600 councils would have to perform public consultations. This took years and collectively cost hundreds of millions.

Yet local gov gets the blame.

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As an example of their insanity they devolved council tax benefit to councils (previously paid by central gov) but at the same time cut the amount they'd give out by 10%. Council's then said there would therefore be a universal 10% cut to all recipients of council tax benefits. But the government got bad headlines about it so they said you couldn't cut it for pensioners (by far the largest group of recipients). And to ensure no legal challenges over the fairness of the cuts then each of the 600 councils would have to perform public consultations. This took years and collectively cost hundreds of millions.

Yet local gov gets the blame.

This policy on council tax benefit is excellent IMO. The Coalition brought it in: previously 100% of council tax benefit was paid by central government, which meant that useless, wasteful and corrupt (Labour) councils could spend what they liked and have high CT, secure in the knowledge that their voters never had to pay. Now they only get 90%, which gives them an incentive to get people off the dole

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This policy on council tax benefit is excellent IMO. The Coalition brought it in: previously 100% of council tax benefit was paid by central government, which meant that useless, wasteful and corrupt (Labour) councils could spend what they liked and have high CT, secure in the knowledge that their voters never had to pay. Now they only get 90%, which gives them an incentive to get people off the dole

The only way local councils could get people off the dole would be to create jobs for them- leading us back to the 'non jobs' problem.

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The most nonsensical will have the word 'manager' in the title, have no contact with end-users and will of course be excluded from the cuts.

Indeed.

The horses, donkeys, goats, cows and hens will be the ones who lose their jobs.

The Pigs will be fine..... as will the Fat Cats.

Edited by Bill D'arblay

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The only way local councils could get people off the dole would be to create jobs for them- leading us back to the 'non jobs' problem.

The best way for a local council to create jobs is for them to get out of the way of the people that can actually do it (i.e. businesses of one sort or another). Having dealt with a couple of local councils in that regard I can tell you that their mindset it usually the exact opposite.

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There's still plenty of money (and jobs) for the cronies for new roadworks and traffic lights that replaced roundabouts that replaced traffic lights that replaced roundabouts that replaced ..............

Edited by billybong

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Nothing to panic about, this happened in Derby, the council took back on those it made redundant on different contracts

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