104 jobs lost to fat cats

Greenwich Council has been allocated £7m to boost employment in the Borough. But Labour chose to use £4m to create 250 new positions lasting just one year. Of the remaining £3m, over half went on management and contingency fees. This means every new job has cost £17,200 to create and a further £4,160 to manage. Charlton Team member Richard Shackleton said: “The £1.8m which Greenwich has chosen to store or use for extra managers could have created an extra 104 jobs. The jobs which have been created are within Cleansweep and seem to me designed to support Labour’s re-election, not allow unemployed people to develop new skills to  allow them to stay in employment.”