“The county-wide figure increased by 58, compared with the previous month, taking the total claimant count to 2,918.
The increase included an additional 24 claimants in East Devon.”
Our Local Enterprise Partnership is charged with improving our economy … you know, the one that’s just given its Chief Executive a 26% payrise … the one who supervises 4 full-time staff and a small number of part-time staff. The one that Devon County Council and Somerset County Council opposed but went ahead anyway as it is the businessmen that control it as a majority.
What is the point of Somerset County Council being the LEP’s audit authority if it can’t prevent this sort of thing?