Does Wrexham Council cost £37m to spend £71m?

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    wxm
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    Wrexham’s budget for next year having been published for Council debate next week, with total expenditure of £227m … taking away housing, schools and social care that have a national framework … does it cost £37m for the Council’s finance, corporate & customer services, and general costs to spend £71m on environment, public protection, community learning & development, asset management & economic development, repairs & maintenance, and council tax reductions & welfare.

    #66755

    wxm
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    Is Wrexham’s debt £142.8m? (Page 18, Treasury Management Statement, Appendix 5, Financial Plan & Tax Plan 2014/5).

    What did it pay for? How and when will it be paid back?

    #66756

    wxm
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    Building on the post in “WCBC Wasting Money” with a range of examples – one solution for consideration is that if Wrexham Council does spend most of its money according to a statutory framework and audit – and it only in effect needs to manage £71m in expenditure – at 10% administrative and governance costs would be £7m and at 20% £14m. With current central expenses at £37m – that is £30m or £23m that can be spent on young peoples development, and the well being of the retired who invested in our community in the first place.

    #66757

    wxm
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    It is good to see there was some debate about the Wrexham Council budget at a Council meeting last night, and it is also good to see Council meetings being filmed. Parliament has been broadcast for a very long time, and many councils’ now broadcast their meetings on web facilities.

    Once a budget has been set, plenty of time exists to improve the way that money is spent, and efficient ways of working. The largest budget line is education at £76,730,326 – and just as budget lines such as the Mayor at £138,000 has been discussed – it would surely be very valuable for the full Council to fully debate the spend of this £76m, to see if the community can get more for its money, and to overcome issues such as schools in special measures.

    #66753

    MP1953
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    I have asked before, but didn’t get a reply.. Who runs this forum ? Is it the Council ?

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #66752

    Rob
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    @mp1953 11933 wrote:

    I have asked before, but didn’t get a reply.. Who runs this forum ? Is it the Council ?

    Ah – missed that sorry! Worth a read of | About Wrexham.com :)

    Not the Council or any media group or the like. If you fancy a cuppa and further details just pop us an email :)

    #66754

    MP1953
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    @rob 11934 wrote:

    Ah – missed that sorry! Worth a read of | About Wrexham.com :)

    Not the Council or any media group or the like. If you fancy a cuppa and further details just pop us an email :)

    Thanks :)

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #66758

    wxm
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    So Wrexham does cost £37m to spend £71m?

    #66759

    wxm
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    If £37m was taken away from current Council expenditure, and put to one side to be spent on something different and better, while that was thought through, what would happen to current services? People would adjust, and a lean operation would focus on the task at hand, And not have time for repetitive debate …

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