Council loans

September 20, 2011 12:23 PM

In our weekly bulletin last Friday, I highlighted Rotherham Council's recent decisions to loan money to Rotherham College, Rotherham United Football Club, and a local businessman. I asked you to send me other examples around the country. The response was great. Here are some of them:

As we can see from the example from Copeland, when things go wrong, it can be costly. Acting as lenders and guarantors for loans are not what councils are there to do. They should leave it to the professionals, and get on with providing front-line services.



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In our weekly bulletin last Friday, I highlighted Rotherham Council's recent decisions to loan money to Rotherham College, Rotherham United Football Club, and a local businessman. I asked you to send me other examples around the country. The response was great. Here are some of them:

As we can see from the example from Copeland, when things go wrong, it can be costly. Acting as lenders and guarantors for loans are not what councils are there to do. They should leave it to the professionals, and get on with providing front-line services.



If you haven't done so already, please sign up for our weekly bulletin. Every week we let you know the work we have been doing on your behalf, and highlight ways you can become involved in our campaigns. As you can see from these examples, the more supporters we have around the country highlighting issues in their local areas, the more we can do to expose wasteful spending. Come and join us, and get your friends and family to do the same. 


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