Emma Boon of Taxpayers Alliance Scotland said the costs should be kept “under control” by the council.
She said: “Whilst taxpayers might not mind the council offering tea and coffee to visitors, these costs should be kept under control. The council should try to keep the cost of internal meetings down. Cutting back on Hob Nobs isn’t going to save millions, but it shows the right attitude at a time when taxpayers are tightening their own belts.”
Robert Oxley, campaign manager of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Ultimately it’s up to local residents to judge their councillors’ record.
“If politicians aren’t up to scratch residents should be given the opportunity to say so via the ballot box.”
Robert Oxley, campaign manager of The TaxPayers’ Alliance said it was “appalling” that Visit Kent had resisted attempts to publish how much taxpayers’ money it receives.
He said: “If Kent residents are unable to scrutinise how much of their cash is ending up in the company’s coffers, then it makes it impossible to judge whether they are getting good value for money from the agency.
“Thanet residents in particular will be left wondering why on earth so much of their council tax has been handed over as they appear to disproportionately foot the bill for this opaque tourist agency.”
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