Labour Council not implementing the spending reductions they promised would save services

Oldham Council £60 Million Budget Challenge video asks residents for money saving suggestions in the wake of austerity budget cuts. Yet in 2011 today’s Oldham Labour Council which was then in opposition said if they got in power rather than reducing services they would save money by “reducing the communications team, axing the council magazine, reducing members’ allowances and ditching the current administration’s priority projects such as entering Britain in Bloom” Despite many more cuts since 2011 the now Labour Council has been cutting services & jobs whilst still publishing the Borough Life mag, entering Britain In Bloom, refusing to reduce the number of councillors & employing 17.5 full time employees in the communications department.