I have been keeping track of the cost of the senior management team at Ealing Council. You might have thought that it would have been halved like envirocrime officers and park rangers or stopped almost completely like the councils contributions to voluntary organisations. No.
Over Labourâ€™s first two years in power, whilst they have been screaming â€œcutsâ€ to the rooftops, they have only managed to take just over 5% out of senior management costs. The council still has 91 Â£100K staff, indeed it has one more than last year.
Central government has been doing rather better than this as reported by the Telegraph yesterday. 37% of the most highly paid have been taken out. The council should take note of what Francis Maude has achieved.