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Submission + - £32k a day for Birmingham council website (

An anonymous reader writes: Birmingham Wired have uncovered that Birmingham City Council spend on average £32,000 a day maintaining a council website that has cost the tax-payer over £48 million to date, while councils nationwide prepare to say goodbye to 26,000 jobs due to budget deficits.

Capita, a London based outsourcing company state on their website:

"To date we’ve invested £48.4m in a combination of staff training, network upgrades, server replacements, hardware and software – and we continue to drive efficiency through innovation"

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£32k a day for Birmingham council website

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Nobody said computers were going to be polite.