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A little bit of family history

I currently have a dispute with Torridge lodged with the Ombudsman.  Oh yes … just a note about that (I’m not going to say anything about the complaint until the matter is resolved – it’s not fair to the Ombudsman … Continue reading

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Staff costs and ratios

270 staff serving 65,000 people, gives 1 member of staff for every 240 people.  Now, the staff have an average wage of £30K (clearly all the staff don’t get that and that figure is on the basis of taking out … Continue reading

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police

We are having to see a reduction in police of 700 officers and 500 support staff through cuts of £47 million over the next four years.  The amount they get from Council Tax will not be increased.  Excuse me, but … Continue reading

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In the grand scheme of things

It has annoyed me for some time that scientists, particularly physicists, teach stuff as fact when it is nothing but a belief system.  Dark Matter is the current example.  It used to be aether.  It used to be that time … Continue reading

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Human Resources

The head of Human Resources has a budget of £220,000 and a salary of £69,555 … that’s a salary 31.6% of budget. The head of Human Resources has a budget £49,000 greater than the budget for economic regeneration.  Now that says … Continue reading

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Special Projects Manager

The special projects manager is responsible for economic regeneration projects.  She has a salary of £63,345 and a budget of £171,000.  She has a salary of over a third of her budget.  If this was a business, how could a company … Continue reading

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Putting things in perspective

It popped into my head last night, when I went to bed, that although the wages bill for Torridge is £8 million and something, the cost of employing those people goes up to £15 million.  Apparently there are 270 staff … Continue reading

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