Revealed: How much your council is paying celebrities to make guest appearances - Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Harry Davis, campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “If councils genuinely believe having Z-listers turning on lights or appearing at events helps bring shoppers to the area, perhaps instead of taking money out of taxpayers’ pockets they could encourage the private sector to help cover the costs.

“All areas of the public sector should be looking for savings, so every pound spent of taxpayers’ money has to be justified.

“Council tax is a huge burden on hard-pressed families and they expect their money to go towards front line services, not on has-been singers.”

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Revealed: How much your council is paying celebrities to make guest appearances - Newcastle Evening Chronicle
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