Taxpayers could be forced to foot a £30,000 bill after a Town Hall earmarked some of its 'climate change' budget to buy iPads.Cambridge City Council has pledged to spend the cash on 42 of Apple's latest gadget to help get rid of some of the thousands of pages of paper printed in meetings each year.
The £250,000 climate change budget was approved by the council in March last year to reduce the carbon footprint of internal projects.
But with the iPad retailing between £499.99 and £699.99 for the 64GB even councillors themselves are calling the plans excessive.
Matthew Sinclair, Research Director at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 'It is understandable that the council want to avoid wasting paper, but it is incredible that they think that means providing councillors with flash new Apple iPads at a cost of thousands.
Councils meantime are thinking up lots of other ways to waste your money and CLIMATE CHANGE IS JUST THE EXCUSE THEY NEED!