A LABOUR motion asking for a review of senior management positions and their cost to the public purse was defeated at a Bromsgrove District Council meeting.
In the proposal, Coun Luke Mallett highlighted the ‘perilous financial position of the council imposed by cuts.’
Coun Mallett called on the Leader and cabinet to work with unions and senior management to commence a review which he said could help save up to £200,000 in current management costs.
He said top management costs up to £1.1million across both Bromsgrove and Redditch councils.
He added: “The savings must start at the top and by cutting out waste such as the annual £2million circa spend on failing IT systems.”
Responding to the defeat of the motion Coun Mallett said “The Conservatives have blown over £24million of reserves in the last decade. They need to realise it is the taxpayers’ money and people want their taxes to protect local services – not fund eye-watering salaries and waste.”
Tory Coun Geoff Denaro said: “As was pointed out during the meeting, as part of our continued sound financial management of the Council, work to explore the kinds of savings he mentioned was already well under way, particularly in light of the harsh financial settlement we received from the Government in December.”