Labour leaders call for Government action to plug £133 million council budget hole
Labour leaders in Northamptonshire’s have put an action package to Communities Secretary James Brokenshire MP to deal with the budget crisis at County Hall.
“We believe that the inability of the Conservative administration to manage the finances or services poses acute risks to the most vulnerable people in Northamptonshire,” they warn in a joint letter to the Government.
They criticise the continuing disarray in the Council’s Conservative administration, and ask for the Government to:
Pay the cost of reorganisation
Allow flexibility in use of capital receipts to pay off the debts
Put the remainder of the debt into a residuary body to manage over time
They say that some of the cuts proposed by Northamptonshire’s Tory administration are undeliverable And they say that senior figures in the administration should lead by example: chief executive services are one of the areas of overspend.