Responding to the release of new figures from the TaxPayers' Alliance showing that local government management costs fell by 12.5 per cent between 2010/11 and 2011/12, a Local Government Association spokesman said:
"The 12.5 per cent cut in management costs is good news for council tax payers. Middle and senior managers make up around 1 per cent of the total local government workforce, which compares favourably with practices elsewhere in the public and private sectors. Councils provide more than 700 local services, from fixing the roads and collecting the bins to caring for the elderly and safeguarding children, we need good managers to make sure those jobs are done well."
Author: LGA Media Office
Contact: Dale Atkinson, Local Government Association Media Office, Telephone: 020 7664 3333
20 February 2013