Swansea councillors will have to buy their own computers rather than using authority- provided ones, it has been decided.Excellent cost-cutting idea!
At present members can use council-provided computers and printers to help them in their work — though most choose to buy their own.Hurrah! About damn time!
Now the council's cabinet has decided that from May 2012 the "opt-in" scheme will be scrapped, and all members will have to buy their own.
OK, it may be only one small perk, but I really don’t see why they should get the use of taxpayer-funded machines meant for council-workers.
Councillors will receive an IT grant of £1,008 in year one, then payments of £200 per year for the next three years — however no receipts will be required, and the payments will be made automatically.*weeps*
Is there no stopping them? I'm with Steve Shark - bring on the piano wire!