New “More 4 Less” Mobile Phone contract protects Street Wardens!
Our Mayor has just consistently blamed cuts on the Government. ‘If I had my way I wouldn’t be making these cuts. We simply have no choice’.
And yet time and again, as we get sight of the books and know different ways of doing things, massive wastage has been done – as though have money to burn.
Here is one example;
In one department in council they spent over £9,200 in a month on their mobile contracts (Jan 2015)
A multiple contract with a major provider for 400 phones could save around £5,000+ per month or £60,000 per year.
Over last 4 years there may have been near £240,000 wasted – just burning money.
MANAGING the budget involves a 3 pronged attack. One prong attacking wastage and looking at how to do things better for less.
You have heard of the Ghost Busters. I would introduce the Waste Busters. A team that goes through the finances and interacts with the world to find savings.