Re: District Council
There may or may not be a possibilty of fraud in rolling over budget. (Perhaps someone else can post a plausible scenario to enlighten the rest of us.) However, the problem here is that you don't appear to be allowed to roll over budget *entitlement*. That is, if you don't waste the full budget this year, you will be punished for this financial prudence by getting your budget cut next year. That is simply insane. I doubt whether *any* private citizen, *anywhere*, *ever* has ever imposed such discipline on themselves, which makes me doubt whether there possibly can be any financial justification for the idea.
If only there were laws about deliberately wasting public money, we could have all the bean counters locked up.