Some of my readers may not know about the case of Torfaen council being stuck with 2,500 laptops. If you don’t know the basics of this sad waste of taxpayers money, under a Welsh Assembly Government scheme called iLearnWales the council was left with the vast number of laptops after a purchasing deal with another authority fell through. This came to light in November, it has now emerged that in addition to the laptops, Torfaen Council has £800K of additional equipment in storage. Meaning the Council have almost £2m worth of equipment paid for by the taxpayer sat gathering dust.

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