TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to the “best value notice” issued to four-day week council

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Responding to local government minister Lee Rowley issuing a “best value notice” to South Cambridgeshire District Council over its four-day week, Elliot Keck, head of campaigns of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“The local government minister is right to turn up the heat on this rogue council.

“Town hall bosses are refusing to listen to local taxpayers who are furious that they’re paying for a part-time council and it’s clear that only firm action can put an end to this failing experiment.

“Lee Rowley should continue to do the right thing by standing up for the residents of South Cambridgeshire.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Conor Holohan
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. 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

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TPA is running a campaign to Stop the Clock Off.

  4. TPA research suggests that a four-day week, if implemented across the public sector, would cost £30bn in lost working time alone.

  5. Local government minister Lee Rowley has issued a ‘best value notice’ to South Cambridgeshire District Council.
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