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£9.2 million council cuts due to major contracts

Sheffield Green Party has called for a stop to outsourcing and greater scrutiny of major contracts after it was announced in the Council’s budget that an extra £9.2 million of cuts have been made due to extra costs from major contracts.

The rising costs, and refusal to make efficiencies of the waste contract and the roads PFI, means the Council will make further cuts to other services such as social care, local buses and youth services.

robcportraitGreen Spokesperson Rob Cole said

“Sheffield has got to stop making short-sighted decisions that cost council tax payers more in the long run.”

“While many council workers are facing an uncertain future, Amey and Veolia’s shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank.”

For more information please contact Cllr Rob Murphy at robert.murphy@sheffield.gov.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

The budget report to be discussed at council on Friday 4th March 2016 is at:
http://sheffielddemocracy.moderngov.co.uk/documents/g6051/Public%20reports%20pack%20Friday%2004-Mar-2016%2014.00%20Council.pdf?T=10

2. The breakdown of the £9.2 million extra spending (pressures) this year is:

£1.6m extra on the Streets Ahead contract (Amey) (page 91) (28)

£4.68m planned budget savings now at risk in the Streets Ahead contract (page 148, under Place)

£2.55m budget savings now at risk in the waste management contract (Veolia)

£350,000 extra on blue bins under Veolia contract

3. Rob Cole is one of Sheffield Green Party’s candidates for the new Nether Edge and Sharrow ward:

Rob Cole

Topics: City Wide, Council, Cuts, Nether Edge and Sharrow, Privatisation, Rob Cole

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