Monday, 25 January 2010

Let's Throw Away Some MORE Money

Well, we have a computer again although I'm seriously thinking of starting a 'Curry's Warranty Repair LOLs' blog. Have a look at my Twitter stream for an idea of the absolute shitness of these people.

Anyway, to business as there's quite a bit of catching up to do. We'll start small.

Last October I wrote about the decision to pay PricewaterhouseCoopers to provide a temporary Head of Service for Neighbourhood Regeneration at a massively inflated cost.

Well, it seems that there is a similar arrangement for provision of a temporary Head of City Services, although I don't know which of the 'framework interim management companies' it is this time although I'd bet £1.50 of my own money that it's PwC.

Bizarrely, the person they have provided is a consultant themselves called Phil Matley of PPM Consultancy.

So NCC has in fact employed a consultant to find them a consultant. Madness.

Anyway, finally the penny has dropped and somebody has realised that NCC might save a bit of money by contracting with Mr Matley directly, although they don't seem to want to admit how much was being paid before and how much was being creamed off by a profiteering private sector corporate robber baron will be saved by the new arrangements.

Now why didn't they think of doing that in the first place?

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