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Council's Temps and Consultants Bill Rises

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3:27pm 8th December 2011
(Updated 3:27pm 8th December 2011)

More than a hundred thousand pounds a day is being spent on temps and consultants at Cornwall Council.

Latest statistics show the figures have risen since the start of the year.

That is even though officials are cutting millions of pounds from budgets.

Robert Oxley from the Taxpayers Alliance says it will be a bitter pill for staff who have lost their jobs, "The amount of temporary staff being paid for by the council shows a failure to manage how many staff it has and needs, and they definitely don't need to be spending that amount of money on expensive consultants. They need to cut this spending and they need to cut it now."

Robert adds it is taxpayers who will end up suffering, "They've got to make savings in the long term, they can't just keep going for short term-ism. They've got to look at how they can deliver real cuts to council tax for many hard pressed residents. These kind of areas where spending is increasing just isn't going in the right direction."

Officials insist their bill for consultants and temps is falling.

In a statement, a County Hall spokesperson said:

"Over the past two years the council has reduced the amount of money it spend on traditional "consultants" who are normally paid on a daily rate. As promised earlier this year we now deliver in house a wide range of work which was previously carried out by consultants and have, as a result, dramatically reduced the number of individuals who are paid on this daily rate."

"Agency staff are used to manage increased workload in specific areas or to cover sickness or vacant posts. Using agency staff on a short term basis provides the flexibility to address staffing issues on a short term basis and avoid the added costs of redundancy or redeploymnet when a project is finished."

3:27pm 8th December 2011

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