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Responding to reports that Norwich council is considering introducing a four-day week for staff, Elliot Keck, head of campaigns of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“Local taxpayers are paying for a full-time council, and that’s what they expect to receive.
“Town hall bosses should learn from the mistakes of South Cambridgeshire, where the local authority is lurching from scandal to scandal as it doubles down on its bonkers experiment.
“Norwich council should shelve these plans immediately and guarantee a full-time council for local residents.”
TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Notes to editors:
Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at www.taxpayersalliance.com.
TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.
The TPA is running a campaign to Stop the Clock Off.
TPA research suggests that a four-day week, if implemented across the public sector, would cost £30bn in lost working time alone.
- Eastern Daily Press has reported that Norwich council is considering introducing a four-day week for staff.