Labour calls in District Auditor

ANDREA Hill's salary for her position as new chief executive of Suffolk county council is set to be the subject of an independent investigation by the District Auditor as Labour continues to voice concern at the £220,000 pay scale.

Graham Dines

ANDREA Hill's salary for her position as new chief executive of Suffolk county council is set to be the subject of an independent investigation by the District Auditor as Labour continues to voice concern at the £220,000 pay scale.

Suffolk county council Labour Group has prepared a detailed submission which it claims sets out a series of serious breaches of rules and procedure by the county council in the run up to the awarding of the £220,000 salary and a failure by the county to achieve the best value for money for taxpayers as a result of this decision.

Kevan Lim, deputy leader of the Labour Group, said: “This submission to the District Auditor reflects the massive public concern about how the county council agreed this outrageous salary.

“We also believe this salary was a direct consequence of the naivety of the county council's negotiations and a blatant disregard for the Council's own rules.”

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