EDITOR’S COMMENT: Are councils’ top brass worth their bumper pay packets?

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CENTRAL Government is asking all local authorities to examine whether or not their chief executives, and indeed senior management, are worth the millions of pounds they cost the tax payer every year.

Some councils have taken them at their word - and then some - by parting ways with the people responsible for leading and managing multi-million-pound budgets.

But are we in danger of making our local authorities LESS accountable, and more susceptible to veering off course, by doing so?


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