Tory blasts Blackburn with Darwen Council underspend

Coun Andy Kay said the underspend was 'significant but is not unexpected'

Coun Andy Kay said the underspend was 'significant but is not unexpected'

First published in News

SENIOR Tory councillor John Slater has criticised Blackburn with Darwen borough for underspending its new public health budget by £1.28 million.

He asked council finance boss Andy Kay to explain the shortfall which he said was ‘a matter of concern’.

Coun Kay replied: “The underspend in public health is significant but is not unexpected given that this was the first year of transfer of this whole service area to the council.

“It also follows a similar pattern of expenditure in all authorities across the country.

“We have reduced the cost of inherited contracts with health providers ensuring payment by results.”

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6:02pm Thu 24 Jul 14

:-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-) says...

could the cutbacks be the real reason for record numbers of caesarean births in Lancashire and not the usual excuse to mothers to be that they got high blood pressure.
could the cutbacks be the real reason for record numbers of caesarean births in Lancashire and not the usual excuse to mothers to be that they got high blood pressure. :-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-)
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12:18pm Fri 25 Jul 14

vicn1956 says...

They'll sack/make redundant x no of workers and blame this NASTY government. Same as Liverpool Council which has £millions unspent and blame the NASTY government for having to sack employees.
It's just politics-WITH PEOPLES LIVES!
Politicians-what are they good for?
Keep voting them in.
They'll sack/make redundant x no of workers and blame this NASTY government. Same as Liverpool Council which has £millions unspent and blame the NASTY government for having to sack employees. It's just politics-WITH PEOPLES LIVES! Politicians-what are they good for? Keep voting them in. vicn1956
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