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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Channel 4 News scrapes FoI barrel‏

Channel 4 News reports that Councils are facing unprecedented budget cuts of 28 per cent by 2015, with an estimated 100,000 job losses in the next five years. http://www.channel4.com/news/council-spending-revealed-ahead-of-cuts?34 Using a method of investigative journalism pioneered by the Daily telegraph and the Tax Dodger’s Alliance, Channel 4 News used the ‘largest ever’ Freedom of Information request to survey Council spending on private healthcare and redundancy costs for employees as well as sickness absence rates.