Saturday, 4 February 2012

West Lindsey District Council deputy chief executive suspended

THE DEPUTY chief executive at West Lindsey District Council has been suspended for alleged ‘gross misconduct’.

The £80,000-a-year Adrian McCormick – who is responsible for the council’s finances - has been suspended on full pay while an investigation into his alleged misconduct takes place.

Despite opposition from councillors, high-earner Mr McCormick joined the council last January in an attempt by West Lindsey to cut spending on consultants and save taxpayers’ money.

As well as being deputy chief executive and director of resources at WLDC, Mr McCormick is the director of business transformation at a company called BTC Ltd.

My comment: Waiting for the outcome of the investigation before commenting but employing a director of a consultancy company to cut council spend on consultants looks perverse to me.

Read the full story from the source Gainsborough Standard

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