Tameside Council talk budget with Economics

14 January 2020

Tameside Council visited Ashton Sixth Form College to speak to Economics students about the budget conversation.

Students were able to find out about the Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission, made up of the Tameside Council and the NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG. They explored how the two groups collectively spend £935 million. Oliver Ryan, Finance & Economic Growth Executive Member at Tameside Council, led the session and helped the students understand how money is spent in their own borough. Economics students gained an understanding of how budgets are created and how the Strategic Commission choose to allocate money to different areas which involves innovation and prioritisation. 

After finding out about how the budget works, they then had the opportunity to voice their opinions about how they feel spending has been handled in the past and where they think more money should be spent in the future.



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