Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Council boss who got record pay-off in line for another lucrative position

Phil Dolan, who was exposed last week for receiving a pay and redundancy package worth £569,000, was shortlisted for the role of chief executive of Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council.

The council executive who received a record “early retirement” pay-off is attempting to secure another lucrative position running a local authority, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

A government source said: “Local residents should be asking whether this money can be clawed back if cuts to services are being threatened.” Last week, the council’s impact assessment into cuts identified services provided by Age Concern and Relate, bereavement support for young people provided by the charity Cruse, and the Community Council – which helps isolated rural residents access services – as threatened by a knock-on effect of cuts.

Two other executives at South Somerset also benefited from the system of payments, meaning that, in one year, the council paid £1.2 million to three people in redundancy.

My comment: Early retirement but not as we know it Jim. I Wonder if there are any jobs going in South Somerset Council because I am sure many people would like to get on their obscene gravy train?

Read the full story from the source The Telegraph

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