When the council is cutting so much out of its budgets and making another 1,000 workers redundant, it would appear to be a perverse decision to spend more money not protecting jobs in our country. The issue here is not the bins being German, it’s about the extra expense – though there could be a jutsification for spending more money on locally produced bins as an economic stimulus, the same reasoning doesn’t apply to foreign produced bins.
A Birmingham City Council spokesman said:
Evaluation of potential suppliers is still ongoing and no decision has yet been made.
Our source says that a decision to purchase wheelie bins from the German company will cost hundreds of thousands of pounds extra, and comes shortly after we were told that private sector contractor Amey charge £2,000 to plant and maintain a tree on a street and huge overspends at Service Birmingham, outsourced to Capita. Is this council (whether Tory, Lib Dem or Labour) able to make any value for money dealings with the private sector?