Pickles tells councils to stop spending on Common Purpose
Eric Pickles tells councils to stop spending money on expensive leadership courses
Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has called for councils to stop spending money on expensive leadership courses at a time when frontline services are stretched.
The advice was contained in a booklet, 50 Ways to Save, which features ideas from Mr Pickles on how to make deeper cuts without affecting public services, a newspaper reported.
It singled out courses run by Common Purpose, a charity which encourages networking among its graduates and has been described by critics as “the Left’s version of the old boys’ network”.
It’s also coupled with various items of had-right Tory political dogma that seems to believe councils are wasting fortunes on bottled water, Common Purpose and trade unions.
Eric Pickles says: “There may be 50 ways to leave Thurrock Council….in better financial health
THE secretary of state for communities and local government, Eric Pickles has published a paper with 50 suggestions as to how local councils, such as Thurrock can save money.
28. End expensive ’leadership’ courses: Councils could review spending money on sending staff and councillors to expensive “leadership” training courses, such as Common Purpose. Such training courses can often run into tens of thousands of pounds.
Town hall cash wasted on ‘leadership training’: Minister attacks taxpayer spending on Common Purpose courses
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to spend less on the organisation
Minister also launches booklet called ’50 Ways To Save’
‘Town halls should stop spending a fortune on expensive leadership training courses run by groups such as Common Purpose, Eric Pickles has said.