Manchester City Council has trained precisely one zero councillors since November 2014 in carbon literacy.
MCFly submitted a FoIA asking for “A monthly break down of how many council members have been trained, from the first one successfully trained, up until 6th February 2017”
May 2013 6
June 2014 3
August 2014 2
September 2014 7
October 2014 1
January 2015 7
And to train those officers (see yesterdays post) and these councillors? Some outfit got paid thirteen grand.
So we asked “is there a threshold at which the council conducts a value for money appraisal of its spending. Thirteen thousand pounds may not seem like a lot, but I think it is.”
And we were told
“There is no specific threshold for value for money appraisals, however, the City Council Financial Regulations are followed in relation to procurement and commissioning.”