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Payments to senior staff losing allowances were 'unlawful', says WAO

Payments by Caerphilly council to senior staff losing car and annual leave allowances were unlawful, the Wales Audit Office (WAO) has confirmed.

The WAO said the decision was taken without proper authority by officers who would benefit personally from it.

Accounts for 2012/13 showed the payments cost the council £218,000.

Caerphilly said it had voluntarily referred the matter to auditors and taken steps to address the areas of concern highlighted in the report.

Paul Heaney reports.

  • 19 Dec 2013
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