Questioning savings

PUBLISHED: 02:01 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010

Councillor Brian Greenslade states that there are great savings to be made from a single unitary council. If this is achieved, what makes him think that the benefits will be passed on to the citizens of Devon? The most likely outcome will be that central

Councillor Brian Greenslade states that there are great savings to be made from a single unitary council. If this is achieved, what makes him think that the benefits will be passed on to the citizens of Devon? The most likely outcome will be that central government will simply cut the amount of grant paid to the council and the people of Devon will see no benefit, either in improved services or lower council tax.If the savings were guaranteed to help Devon people, they would no doubt look kinder on change, but the government thinking will be that the people of Devon have found the money for very high utility bills and council tax in the past and present, so they can continue to do so.Susan M RixonKing Edward RoadAxminster


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