Council may spend £38,000 on iPads
A council has admitted it could spend up to £38,000 on iPads while at the same time it looks to cut 1,000 jobs.
Leicester City Council said four of its elected members would be testing Apple's latest stylish computer, which costs up to £699.
If successful, the local authority said it would consider providing the tablet computers to its remaining 50 members next year, landing local taxpayers a bill of up to £38,000.
The pilot scheme comes as the Labour-controlled council looks to save £19 million from its budget and axe 1,000 jobs over the next four years.
A spokeswoman for Leicester City Council said: "The trial will be reviewed early next year against its potential to save money and help councillors respond more efficiently to the varied demands that their roles entail.
"We are fully aware of the pressures on public finances and if there are no efficiencies to be achieved, the trial will not go any further."