Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Police review Caerphilly council chief's unlawful rise

The way a council unlawfully awarded its chief executive a £27,000 pay rise is to be reviewed by police. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that they have been asked by Gwent Police to look at the Wales Audit Office (WAO) findings on Caerphilly council.

It emerged hours after the release of the report which said the council's actions over Anthony O'Sullivan had been "unlawful on a number of grounds".

A council spokesman said earlier: "It is important to stress that the decision of the senior remuneration committee was rescinded at a meeting of full council on 17 January, where independent external legal advice was received and a new decision was reached.

Gwent Police said: "Having considered the Wales Audit Office report and having received advice from our legal services department, we have decided that it is a matter that should be investigated by the police to ensure complete transparency and independence.

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