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Monday, 22 December 2014

Public Health Budget Options

One of the more surprising aspects of the budget proposals published earlier this month, is the very general way public health is treated.  The total budget is listed as £18,848, but there is no systematic review of how this money is being used.  Given that this has transferred to the Council recently, it strikes me as a core area for the Council to examine.  It would be very surprising if there are no opportunities for synergies.  If Brent had a functioning scrutiny system, I would think this would a number one target.  I find it extraordinary that it is not.

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