Scrap chief executive post and ban mineral water, Pickles tells councils

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government

Scrapping the chief executive post, sharing services and banning mineral water in meetings are just some of the suggestions communities secretary Eric Pickles has put forward as ways for councils to save money. He released the '50 ways to save' document to coincide with his announcement on cuts to town hall budgets which will see councils face up to 8.8% of spending reductions from April. The overall reduction in spending power next year, he said, will be 1.7%. The communities secretary said the...

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