Friday, 27 September 2013

Brent Council pay-offs revealed

Gareth Daniel - pay-off better than a game of conkers
Brent Lib Dems have revealed 'the compensation for loss of office' sums awarded to former Chief Executive Gareth Daniel and former Director of Finance Clive Heaphy as £200,702 and £140,508 respectively. Gareth Daniel went after a row with Muhammed Butt, leader of the council and Clive Heaphy went following his suspension pending investigation of allegations of gross misconduct which were later withdrawn.

 The figure for exit packages breaks down as follows:
  • 2010/11 – £3.502 million
  • 2011/12 – £4.366 million
  • 2012/13 – £2.311 million
  • TOTAL – £10.179 million
The Lib Dem claim that  if it was managed more effectively this money could have helped keep closed libraries open, fix potholes and clean streets.

Gareth Daniel did not do as well as his predecessor George Benham. Benham got £700,00 compensation (including a car)  in 1998 when Daniel, then an ex-GLC left-winger, was installed in his place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So the finance director left having done absolutely nothing wrong? But the council pay him £140k.
It sounds like a hatchet job to me. Did they get the knives out for doing the job he is legally supposed to do? He was obviously looking after Brent taxpayer money better than the councillors. And to think people actually vote for the shower in office.