The first response is one involving the phrase "arse and elbow". Could the two departments not liaise?
The following comes from Tameside's own "Local Agenda 21" :-
- Business Link Tameside, Denton: Tel - 0161 XXX-XXXX
Business Link is a one stop shop for businesses. A number of business support agencies can be contacted including Tameside MBC departments, Groundwork Tameside, Tameside Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Manchester TEC......contd. ...UNQUOTE
Just read that again. "....a one stop shop.....including Tameside MBC departments."
So what went wrong? Could the answer be contained in the original article, which tells us that Mr Muccio sank his own savings into the business and not a Tameside grant? Having accepted the principle of a one stop shop the council now seems to be going against it's own (former) policies. It is a pity that an honest small businessman has to pay the price.