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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

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