"‘Doing more for less’ has become the mantra by which the public sector deals with the substantial financial challenges facing our economy and society. For too long local government has been perceived as part of the problem, not the solution.
In the past year, the LGA Group has been turning that image around."
Or so says the last Annual Report of the Local Government Association, a lobbying group working on behalf of local councils to lobby government with an annual budget of £35 million paid for by your taxes. Yes that's right, you are paying for one bit of government paid to lobby another bit of government.
But, more for less? Apparently not because the chief executive has just awarded himself a £70,000 pay rise, so that he now trousers £302,840 a year.
Hang on, that's more than the Chief Executive of the NHS who is responsible for a £100 billion budget. Perhaps that was what they meant by "more for less".