BASILDON Council spent more than £720,000 on consultants… to help it work out how to save cash.

Horrified opposition councillors and campaigners hit out at a “gravy train” culture at the Tory authority.

The council defended the move saying the big spend on the council’s so-called Transformation Agenda had put the authority on track to save £4.4million.

Reported by the Essex Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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