Wigan Council has said that the cost of Councillor's expenses is more than a million pound. Cllr Gareth Fairhurst thinks that it is more than likely that this figure is more than double this figure. With Councillors taking degrees and other courses on the taxpayers money and also many councillors signing up to the pension scheme as well that all these figures if disclosed would be more than double.
I think that this is a disgrace when many people cannot afford to go to university to get degrees we have greedy Councillors getting free degrees. They say that this is so that if and when they get kicked out of office they can prove to would be employers what they have achieved over the last years etc.
Also with many Councillors taking up the pension scheme this would double the money that the Council says Councillors cost the Taxpayers.