Monday, August 23, 2010

This is how councils waste money, hire someone to fire others!

Row over council's £110,000 director

A row has broken out at a county council after its chief executive hired an "improvement director" on a £110,000 annual salary just days after announcing 3,000 job cuts. Nottinghamshire County Council opposition leader Alan Rhodes is at loggerheads with chief executive Mick Burrows after he appointed Greg Michael, a former managing director of DHL in Denmark, to the newly created role. Cllr Rhodes said he failed to see why the appointment designed to oversee the jobs cuts

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7 thoughts on “This is how councils waste money, hire someone to fire others!

  • Here is another pending tax from your local council

    Motoring organisations angry at plans to charge people £250 a year to park cars at work

    http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/motoring-organisations-angry-at-plans-to-charge-people-250-a-year-to-park-cars-at-work-tele-db87a3257236.html?x=0

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  • mark, you will learn to love the Fabians NWO.

    Doubleplusungood!

    RIP John Smith. You didn’t fit in.

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  • Mark, this isn’t counciltaxcomplaints.co.uk. Articles posted on here should be at least tangentially related to the subject matter.

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  • 3000 people losing their jobs, increased costs to the public how will this not affect houseprices?

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  • Hire a hatchet man to do your dirty work for you – then fire him when he’s completed his job. That way no one at the council is to blame.

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  • I was going to move to Nottingham, but found out the location I was going to live-in (Lady Bay, West Bridgford) was neighbouring one of the area’s with the highest crime rates in England. When I was looking there was a 150k to 200k price difference between properties between the good and bad areas. One would have expected the house prices to drop in the better area of West Bridgford because of the ever increasing crime rate. But it didn’t. You still were looking at 250k for a half decent 3 bed semi.

    The increasing crime rate was kept hush-hush and unless you dug deep you wouldn’t know anything about it. Even to the extent of some web-sites no longer reporting the higher crime rates in lady bay. If you walked around that area of Nottingham you would know from police patrols and very obvious local neighbourhood watch activists that the area had crime problems. The point I try to make is that I expect more and more neighbourhoods to become more downtrodden and get worse reputations as the cut-backs (e.g 3000 job losses!) start to bite. Once welfare is also reduced you can be sure there will be more crime in what used to be the better area’s of Nottingham…. The neighbourhoods with better reputations which used to have houses worth more than 1/4 million will soon find huge drops in their worth.

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  • Oh, the other thing that can be scary is the withdrawal or reduction of police patrols because they are no longer be afforded. This happened in Lady Bay. This is another thing to consider when buying a house. Are you living in an area that needs police patrols (or good police support) because the area borders an area with a high crime rate. If so, are these police patrols going to maintained? Something else to consider when buying a house.

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