Councillors in Wolverhampton have been equipped with the latest iPads – to try to save money on paper.
Wolverhampton City Council has allocated £11,013 for 27 iPads for senior councillors and officers as part of a trial.
The cost is £10,419 for the tablet computers, £385.89 each, plus £22 a month each for internet access and insurance for a year.
The council said it was aiming to drastically reduce the “astronomical” 2.3 million sheets of paper it prints every year for meetings by using new technology.
It spends thousands of pounds every year printing and posting meeting papers.