Not replacing executives will save council money

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NOT replacing two recently-departed executives will save almost a quarter of a million pounds, says Wiltshire Council.

Mark Stone, programme director for the council’s transformation programme, who oversaw the recent renovation of County Hall, will leave the council on July 11, while head of the Campus Project Lucy Murray-Brown is joining Bristol Council on secondment.

Their work will be taken on by the council’s three corporate directors, Carlton Brand, Maggie Rae and Carolyn Godfrey.

In a statement to council staff they said: “We would like to reassure you that the transformation programme including our campus delivery is a key area of work for the organisation and as such will be co-led by the three corporate directors.

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8:10pm Tue 24 Jun 14

karlmarx says...

Not awarding yourselves inflation busting pay rises and allowances during 'austerity measures' would also have saved money.
See NHS staff pay freeze for more details.
Not awarding yourselves inflation busting pay rises and allowances during 'austerity measures' would also have saved money. See NHS staff pay freeze for more details. karlmarx
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8:50am Wed 25 Jun 14

Ragged Trousers says...

Does that mean that the two departing 'executives' were paid a quarter of million pounds between them?
If the council can manage without them why have they been employed in the past?
Does that mean that the two departing 'executives' were paid a quarter of million pounds between them? If the council can manage without them why have they been employed in the past? Ragged Trousers
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9:58am Wed 25 Jun 14

gingin says...

karlmarx wrote:
Not awarding yourselves inflation busting pay rises and allowances during 'austerity measures' would also have saved money.
See NHS staff pay freeze for more details.
Exactly Karl, I am all in favour of saving money where it is being spent badly or not required. However one has to ask how much money needs to be saved and how many cuts to services have to be made before the tax payer has no services left.

The council takes our money to preserve services but all we seem to see is cuts and bad services such as the grass cutting! There must come a point where WC can't cut any more?!
[quote][p][bold]karlmarx[/bold] wrote: Not awarding yourselves inflation busting pay rises and allowances during 'austerity measures' would also have saved money. See NHS staff pay freeze for more details.[/p][/quote]Exactly Karl, I am all in favour of saving money where it is being spent badly or not required. However one has to ask how much money needs to be saved and how many cuts to services have to be made before the tax payer has no services left. The council takes our money to preserve services but all we seem to see is cuts and bad services such as the grass cutting! There must come a point where WC can't cut any more?! gingin
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