Whilst “Sharia” law dominates most of the papers today, it is as per usual “the fine print” which causes more interest. Take for example Northumberland County Council, who this week have been given a four star audit report grading. Today’s “Sunday Telegraph” (you should ditch your “Sunday Torygraph” in favour of a more defined paper Mr Shaw) reports that staff have been rewarded with a gift each of a mug bearing the inscription “Superstars” with 4 gold stars. Compare this to the 22% pay increases awarded to senior council employees, including a £70000 pay award to Chief Executive Mark Henderson and his deputy Jill Dixon and Steve Mason (Finance Director).
No wonder Councils make Mr Shaw’s blood boil!
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