No Concessions

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You may have read in the local papers about Wirral Council retiree Mike Garbutt railing against his “morally bankrupt” former employer for  asking him to return the gift of a lifetime gym pass because of council cuts.

Sadly it took  34 years of loyal service before Mr. Garbutt realised that the people who run Wirral Council are “morally bankrupt” and that unless you’re one of the gilded elite  you ain’t nothin’ but a (payroll) number.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/14389679.Former_council_worker__let_down_and_angry__after_losing_retirement_gift_because_of_budget_cuts/

Meanwhile some town hall drone admits that this may be  “disappointing for those people affected” oblivious to the fact that they’ll be next to be screwed over whilst rejoicing in the fact that such a callous move may make £500,000 worth of savings – hurrah! .However let’s face it these days half a million is a mere bagatelle  – the cost of a Town Hall executive love tryst.

There are other stories such as this – Mr. D told us  :

As part of the councils cuts to save money they are implementing the stopping of some free concessions. In 2009 I was given a long service award by the council for over 30 years service and out of the three choices I elected a life pass to the gyms.  As from April this has now been removed so in effect had my long service award removed with no offers of anything in it’s place.  I’m sure this may effect others across the borough.

Then there’s the case of a pensioner with severe mobility problems who being  50+  was able to buy a leisure passport every year for £5 that entitled him to swim free between 11am & 12 noon Monday to  Friday. He was recently told by the staff at West Kirby Concourse that from 1st April this facility will be withdrawn. From then on he will have to pay £4 every time he uses the pool. Apparently there are a number of people including this gentleman who need this exercise and depend on this therapy !.
We’re wondering whether it will only kick off  when the retired golfing chums of the Wirral council powerbrokers realise it will affect their use of the municipal golf courses.
Just to rub it in we’ve all just had our Council Tax bills through the door haven’t we ? – along with a glossy leaflet with those bloody 20 pledges pie charts . There on the “people” pie chart we have “older people live well” and on the environment pie chart we have “leisure and cultural opportunities for all” .
So how do Wirral council reconcile the rhetoric with these mean spirited and short -sighted measures we describe above ?. More importantly  how do they reconcile the banner headline  “Council Tax – where your money goes”  without reference to CEO Eric “Feeble” Robinson’s £35,000 value for money pay hike  or Martin Liptrot (sky) ‘s £45,000 political appointment or the millions spent on consultants or the countless amounts spent on cover ups and pay offs ? .
Strange  how money can always be found to make “our betters” lives a little bit easier isn’t it  ?- but can never be found for the “little people”  – you know the ones like you and me who pay the over-inflated wages of these so called public servants. The modern day mandarins on the make and on the take.
Consequently they’ll be “no concessions” at Leaky Towers when it comes to exposing the hypocrisy , the stupidity , the waste , the incompetence and the dishonesty  that still lies at the heart (if it had one) of Wirral Council .

 

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12 thoughts on “No Concessions

      • Paul you disenfranchised so and so…can’t vote in labour leadership elections maugre 30 years subs to Labour party; barred from posting to wirral globe.
        Your crime? Thought-crime?

        I think therefore I am unpostable; I think therefore I am unenfra nchisable

  1. Call me a rotter if you like but remember that the 400 plus former employees could include highly pensioned ones and…
    Benefits in kind are taxed by revenue for private employees so if £500,000 saving is achieved have not bbc done the work for the Inland revenue?
    The value of benefits in kind is determined by the cost to the employer which is clarified at £500,000 by end itself. Thereby £100,000 tax may have been due on theses benefits going back several years!!!

    I am not contesting morality just pointing out that benefits are taxed on everybody but perhaps not by wbc or its long serving employees.

    Just an observation and it might be that these pensioners do suffer tax by adjustment of code on theses benefits but no one has said so explicitly.

  2. G’day Lordly

    Is that a recent photo of Ecca, Spotty Dog, Eccles Cake Face, the Blinking CEO that is seldom seen in daylight?

    The poor young barstard looks like he is growing into “Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill’s Ugly Twin Brothers Comb over from Hell” before he has cleaned up Wirral “Funny” Bizz, Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods so “Highbrow” can read poetry and play chess to his hearts content and I can piss off out of this Wirral hell hole full of the Davies’ new golf courses on Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant Wirral Waters back to Australia.

    Mrs Robinson you can’t move on, although you probably will, before history is sorted out and admitted.

    Side lining AdderleyDadderleyDooLally with a massive pay off and an easier job and side lining “The Chamber Potty” to another photo shoot opportunity and side lining “The Garbage Lady” to errrrr garbage is not good enough and with only giving Dave Garry £40,000.00 for writing a fairy story that was a croc of shit.

    Did they give Beverley Edwards anything after they hid her report that made AdderleyDadderleyDooLally, “The Chamber Potty” “Humpty Dumpty, and “The Garbage Lady” “Ankles” and “The Pretend Friend” and “The Shyster’s” illegal department hide asset stripping which is a criminal offence?

    Wake up and smell the coffee…..it might help the yellow heads.

    Ooroo

    James

    For they are lying cheatin scum bags

    For they are lying cheatin scum bags

    For they are lying cheatin scum bags

    And so…………. don’t vote for any incumbent

    Those who voted to close Lyndale, Girtrell Court or who had a hand in hiding the truth about Wirral “Funny” Bizz and Wirralgate should be de-selected.

    By the way Lordy that is all of them, just vote for anyone new.

    Luv ya more XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  3. G’day again Lordsville

    What I forgot to say in my last bit of rubbish

    When and where will a scandal like this with contractors like Wirral “Funny” Bizz rise its ugly head again if The Blinking CEO doesn’t fully address the knocking off of about £2,000,000.00 and the continuing to pay the criminals for eighteen months after they are informed.

    Yep AdderleyDadderleyDooLally continued to pay them after “Highbrow” and I blew the whistle for eighteen months and ignored asset stripping.

    Ooroo

    James

    As sure as eggs are eggs it will continue to happen.

    Will the next abettors get a pay off and new jobs?

    Luv ya Leaky as much as AdderleyDadderleyDooLally thinks Euro money isn’t our money anyway XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX what a galah?

  4. If the continued benefit had as its source the redundancy/termination agreement, then s148 is available to offset until the limits are reached. If, however s148 did not apply, eg if she left not due to redundancy/employer induced termination but due to retirement, then the amount will be taxable as the IR would contend that the benefit derived from her past services, I believe under s19 or as a payment under s596A. Her other personal and age allowances may be available to offset any liability arising.

    above from accounting Web advice site so it looks like the 410 employees retired with benefits are taxable unless total income plus beneft in kind is less than Personal allowance.

    I do hope that WBC has obeyed tax law!!!

  5. G’day Lordsville

    I would like to have a bet with The Spotty Dog that is Mrs Robinson.

    I bet the fact that AdderleyDadderleyDooLally has got away with paying a contractor for eighteen months after he was told they had knocked off about £2,000,000.00 and the fact he allowed asset stripping to go unnoticed and the said contractor Wirral “Funny” Bizz are sunning themselves in Portugal I bet somewhere on Merseyside that a contractor has been helping themselves as no body seems to care.

    In fact as AdderleyDaderleyDooLally has been rewarded with a massive pay off it is probably open season for contractors.

    Ooroo

    James

    By the way Leaky it would be amusing to see the DCLG Report that they are hiding in their inimitable style of openness, honesty and transparency.

    Luv you My Lord XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    I bet I will be able to say ner ner ner ner ner told ya so.

  6. G’day Lordly

    Read this in the rubbish paper from over Kev and Stellas Stinking Stagnant Wirral Waters, you know Lordly, where they moved on “Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill” from the authority to go make his fantasy golf courses.

    Council chiefs consider criminal complaint against headteacher who blew £100k of school funds

    What would they have done with Wirral “Funny” Bizz after knocking off about £2,000,000.00?

    Ooroo

    James

    Oh Leaky they are just a law unto themselves.

    Luv ya XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  7. Christ I didnt realise it was half a million. However, the plan to prevent children swimming free in holidays is misguided – they wont get exercise and very very few will now pay.

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