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Serco says no

03.18.11 | Comment?

West Lancashire Leisure Trust, the front organisation for Serco in West Lancashire, met on March 8th. 

As ever, it met behind closed door to discuss public money and public services. 

On the agenda, I understand, was the question of whether it should accept a voluntary reduction in its subsidy from West Lancashire Borough Council as its contribution to helping the Council deal with the massive cuts imposed by government.

As I’ve set out previously, a cut to the subsidy in line with the cuts to the council budget would mean an extra £150,000 in 2011-12 or so for the Council to maintain jobs and services.

Serco and the Leisure Trust decided they would rather not bother with social responsibility. 

Presumably the shareholders might get upset.


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