Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Durham County Council paid councillors £110,000 in travelling expenses

A local authority facing budget cuts of nearly £125m paid councillors more than £110,000 in travel expenses last year, it has emerged.

Last year, it emerged the council had paid £6.3m in travel expenses to staff in 12 months, prompting finance chief Jeff Garfoot to say the costs would be reviewed.

Reader's comment [stevegg]: These councillors are in the same league as the MP's with a one rule for them another rule for us attitude. Its funny how they can instantly slash and make savings on public expenditure but when it comes to cutting their own extravagance its a different story! An independent public body from the council electorate should oversee these vultures expenses.”

Read the full story from the source The Northern Echo

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