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    ..they do exist. I nominate Wandsworth Council. They are efficient and cost effective (lowest council tax in the country). I don't know what they pay their CEO but he's worth every penny.
    If they can do it why can't others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    ..they do exist. I nominate Wandsworth Council. They are efficient and cost effective (lowest council tax in the country). I don't know what they pay their CEO but he's worth every penny.
    If they can do it why can't others?
    Some time back I lived in Wandsworth for a number of years. Council Tax was £0 every year until eventually they raised it to something like £140, yes agreed best Council around. My council tax is now more than £2K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    ..they do exist. I nominate Wandsworth Council. They are efficient and cost effective (lowest council tax in the country). I don't know what they pay their CEO but he's worth every penny.
    If they can do it why can't others?
    Would that be the same efficient Wandsworth council that has 51 Conservative councillors and only 9 Labour ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Would that be the same efficient Wandsworth council that has 51 Conservative councillors and only 9 Labour ones?
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    You can't really compare councils with other government organisations.

    My wife works for North Somerset council where wages are low, they're penned in like animals and still use beige coloured PC's.

    Conversely a certain gov site I'm at has brand spanking new equipment, plush offices with large desks and £800 orthopaedic chairs.These lazy feckers need a bonus scheme to get them to do the jobs they were hired to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    You can't really compare councils with other government organisations.

    My wife works for North Somerset council where wages are low, they're penned in like animals and still use beige coloured PC's.

    No doubt they are being charged £2000 per PC per year for support by a company owned by a friend of the council.
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    It's a zero sum game though isn't it? For everyone that loses, someone else gains, whatever the system. In this case it's the fat cats at the top and the public that gain rather than the workers. By contrast, with inefficient operations, the workers gain. Actually, no, it's likely to be fat cats at the top that gain again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    No doubt they are being charged £2000 per PC per year for support by a company owned by a friend of the council.
    No that would never pass scrutiny, they have some old fashioned system called in-house support.

    After taking advice from some spiv consultancy they are of course looking at outsourcing to a global giant who will charge a fortune but pay the same people less to do the same job they have always done, it's all the rage.
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