………whilst members of the public express their horror at the eye-watering sums of public money paid out to someone who voluntarily asks to leave Wirral Council!.
Hot off the press and dwarfing the estimate of Wirral Council’s Degeneration boss Kevin Adderley’s severance payment in this weeks Private Eye , the newly published minutes of this weeks Employment & Appointments Committee reveals that Wirral Council agreed (at least) £256,000 of public money to be paid to Addled as “there were other opportunities he wished to pursue”.
Which begs the question if that’s the case why did Wirral Council have to pick up the humungous tab?.
The break down of the payment is as follows:
£49,057 severance (based on past service and 3 months salary) PLUS £207,000 pension (paid to Merseyside Pension Fund).
And surely no-one but no-one is buying that total bullshit from Council leader Power Boy Pip and CEO Eric Feeble who tried to justify this shameful arrangement by talking in terms of a “management saving” or a “business case” or a new “operating/delivery model”.
Confirmation , if it were needed, that the both of them hold the people of Wirral in complete contempt.
Seemingly the only councillor willing to (politely) challenge this arrangement was Lib Dem leader Phil Gilchrist.
Kudos to him – but we give fair warning that the forthcoming in – depth response from Leaky Towers will be somewhat less than diplomatic.
We think the time has come that we counted the true cost of the failure by Wirral Council officials to properly confront conduct unbecoming of some of its most senior officers.