The cost of commissioners dealing with small areas is 'out of kilter' (£80k.p.a. for a town clerk?) and there are a lot of them. Reduce local govt groups to 5 N S E W and Douglas

With the exception of Douglas the remaining areas will still be dealing with only some15000 people.
Link adjacent areas by constituencies, each being responsible for a service provision to a Govt dept to obtain economy of scale

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Head count salaries costs and occupancy-one off. Continued savings as services are spread and controlled over a wider area Estd Benefit £2.5m

by GavinIOMGov on April 24, 2017 at 03:04PM

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  • Posted by SuzyB April 25, 2017 at 18:12

    Commissioners generally do a good job of looking out for locals, by centralising you would loose that personal link with your Commissioner and maybe have someone who does not know or understand the problems in your own area. Centralising is not always best.

    Also it is my understanding that Commissioners are paid for by our rates so would not save the Government anything.
  • Posted by madeleine May 02, 2017 at 22:04

    Suzy B : totally correct no PARISH COMMISSIONER costs 80K however those in the larger towns might. Indeed for some small parishes their entire rates and expenditure don't amount to 80K. Why? because they only provide the services wanted by the rate payers, don't waste money on fancy pink elephants and know their electorate's points of view like the back of their hand. Could do better by looking at he individual rates to se who is most efficient! And rates don't save Government a penny!
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