North Tyneside Council splashed the cash on hiring a recruitment consultant to find a new boss but then failed to appoint one.
As reported by the Chronicle last week, the council received more than 20 applications for the post but decided none were suitable.
Payments to the recruitment consultant, travel and accommodation costs, fees for staff time and advertising came to £22,037.44 before VAT.
My comment: And the waste goes on!
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