£86 million saved in 4 years

We’re all aware of the financial situation our country finds itself in but are we aware that public debt equates to £46,000 per person. Faced with having to save £86 million the first thing we did was look to ourselves. We stopped all the buffet lunches, stopped buying bottled water and cut Councillor’s allowances by 5% and reduced the mileage allowance by a third.
We then looked at Senior Management, reducing numbers by a third and saving over £5 million a year. Next we addressed the terms and conditions of our staff, these were like something from a previous era. For example Assistant Directors had a starting salary of £60,000 and received and every year received an extra £5,000 until they reached £90,000 this increase was given automatically and not based on performance. We employed some dozens of Assistant Directors but removed this entire tier of management.
This hasn’t been an easy process but we promised that we would not be afraid to make the tough decisions. 

We’re all aware of the financial situation our country finds itself in but are we aware that public debt equates to £46,000 per person. Faced with having to save £86 million the first thing we did was look to ourselves. We stopped all the buffet lunches, stopped buying bottled water and cut Councillor’s allowances by 5% and reduced the mileage allowance by a third.We then looked at Senior Management, reducing numbers by a third and saving over £5 million a year. Next we addressed the terms and conditions of our staff, these were like something from a previous era. For example Assistant Directors had a starting salary of £60,000 and received and every year received an extra £5,000 until they reached £90,000 this increase was given automatically and not based on performance. We employed some dozens of Assistant Directors but removed this entire tier of management.This hasn’t been an easy process but we promised that we would not be afraid to make the tough decisions.