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Cuts in Camden council

by Peter Ainsley
Issue No. 2031

Camden council in north London, led jointly by the Lib Dems and the Conservatives, is proposing cuts of £23 million from the budget in 2007-8 with nearly 350 job losses.

They include £3 million cuts to children’s services, and £9.8 million cuts to housing and adult social care with 170 job losses.

Yet at the same time the council has paid City consultants KPMG £500,000 to £750,000 to help cut back services.

And some £6 million has gone on staffing agency fees.

Camden got the best deal of any London local authority from the government – a 6.2 percent rise. Most London councils received the minimum of 2.7 percent. It has more than £33 million in overall reserves

The Unison union branch has called a mass lobby of the council at 6pm on Wednesday this week outside Camden Town Hall, Judd Street.

Fax messages of support to Camden Unison on 020 7387 1599. Go to www.nocutsincamden.org.uk


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Sat 16 Dec 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2031
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