Why has East Devon District Council not updated its “monthly” workforce statistics since December 2016?
Has there been a sudden increase or decrease in the number of employees?
An increasing number of employees has been the trend for some time, defying the trend of reductions at other local authorities when “efficiencies” take place when income is reduced. If it has increased what exactly are the new employees doing, and at what cost?
But with at least £10 million to find for relocation, might it be decreasing and, if so what jobs have been cut?
Or, could the workforce be decreasing but wages costs rising – indicating shrinkage of lower paid workers but some big salary recruitment?
Remember, WE pay these people.