Dan Peters 04 July 2014

War launched on council waste

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A roadshow designed to ‘expose wasteful and inefficient spending by local authorities across the country’ will be launched at an event in Westminster today.

The Taxpayers’ Alliance campaign group’s War on Waste Roadshow will stop at 29 towns and cities across England and Wales over nine days.

A spokesman for the group, which aims to hold councils responsible for what they spend, said: ‘For too long, local authorities have wasted taxpayers’ money, keeping taxes too high and diverting precious resources away from frontline services.

‘If only politicians would cut out the waste, they could reduce our tax bills without impacting on the essential frontline services that we expect in return for our money.

‘By using our proven campaigning skills, our War on Waste will remind politicians at every opportunity that there is no such thing as public money - only taxpayers’ money – and take them to task when they fail to protect taxpayers’ interests.’

The roadshow plans to visit the likes of Harlow, Leicester, Carlisle, West Bromwich and Swansea.

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