Wrexham Council spend £750k on consultants

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    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    PricewaterhouseCoopers were paid £750,000 by Wrexham Council to advise on making budget cuts and are still receiving additional bonus payments tied to the number of people the Council sack!

    Really?

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    #121176

    VOR2016
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    And ‘strangely’ a lot of the recommended cuts/losses were at senior management level where a bigger percentage payment to PWC resulted and said managers receive enhanced pay offs.

    #121184

    jimbow
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    And ‘strangely’ a lot of the recommended cuts/losses were at senior management level where a bigger percentage payment to PWC resulted and said managers receive enhanced pay offs.

    Where does the Chief Executive stand on senior management levels. Surely she must know the situation, yet requires PWC to advise her. You just cannot make it up.

    #121193

    TheSpectre
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    As senior management posts are so important within the structure of the council other persons I assume must have been given the role/duties as they would have not just disappeared?.
    So these persons being given extra duties/responsibilities on top of their current jobs would carry on with the same financial remuneration as they had before, somehow I think not at this level, as a minion you just have more work dumped on you and told to get on with it by senior management
    At senior management level one could say that financial ‘inducements’ perhaps have been added (nudge nudge wink wink).

    #121209

    MargaretA
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    Watch ‘Who’s spending Britain’s Billions?’ first shown 18th or 19th October on BBC2. Wrexham Council is not the only Welsh council to be spending huge amounts of money on consultants Price Waterhouse Cooper and the consultants are laughing all the way to the bank.
    Our councillors are not the only ones to be taken in.

    #121210

    IMHO
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    I guess It’s easier for the councillors to vote for the allocation of the money for PWC to do what they themselves should do but can’t be bothered after all it’s not their money that is being squandered,
    (well, it is if they pay council tax to WCBC. but…)

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    Daave63
    Daave63
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    As senior management posts are so important within the structure of the council other persons I assume must have been given the role/duties as they would have not just disappeared?.
    So these persons being given extra duties/responsibilities on top of their current jobs would carry on with the same financial remuneration as they had before, somehow I think not at this level, as a minion you just have more work dumped on you and told to get on with it by senior management
    At senior management level one could say that financial ‘inducements’ perhaps have been added (nudge nudge wink wink).

    Hey Spect, you are obviously on the inside with your knowledge – spot on mate!

    #121220

    Council Watcher
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    Not sure were the £750k figure came from – it has been widely reported previously that they had a 10% ‘commission’ fee on the £45m saving PWC could ‘find’ — that makes their fee £4.5 million

    #121279

    wrexview
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    Interesting programme on BBC2 now Who Spends Britains Billions , plenty about consultants and local authorities in Wales employing PWC , they are taking money from plenty of authorities .

    #121280

    wrexview
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    Looks like PWC use a basic template , and just put a different Council name on the front !!!

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