Bristol City Council is looking for urgent savings in this year’s budget of up to £2 million. It is overspending on waste services (£1.5m), care for the elderly (£1.5m), taxi services for special needs youngsters (£400,000) and concessionary bus fares (£500,000).
“City Council’s urgent hunt for £2m”, Bristol Evening Cancer, 2 November 2007
The facts are: if you want to keep home care in-house then something else will have to be cut. We need to know what that is now. It’s no good taking spending decisions now and then trying to find the money in 6 months. We’ve been there before.
“There are going to be some stark choices ahead”, The Bristol Blogger, 17 May 2007