The Probation Chiefs Association confirmed that that they had been advised in October 2008 that they could carry forward 2% of their budget to the next financial year.In a statement, Sue Hall and Steve Collett, the joint vice-chairs, said: "This was welcomed as the National Probation Service was facing a significant budget cut in 2009/10. The ability to carry forward savings would have helped to minimise the impact and would have been seen as a prudent step and good financial management."A significant budget cut for the probation service is due next year: why ever would that be? Isn't Gordon promising to be a veritable debt-fuelled cornucopia for the public services?
Friday, June 19, 2009
Evidence trickles in
Gordon Brown's nose must be getting longer by the day. From a BBC article about the Sonnex probation cock-up: