I know Wembley Matters readers like to make up their own minds so here is some correspondence from earlier today:
To Carolyn Downs, Brent Chief Executive and Miuhammed Butt , Leader of Brent Council
As you will know, after the controversy regarding the payment of Christine Gilbert and Cara Davani through private companies, Brent Council moved to putting all staff on payroll.
Can you confirm that, nevertheless, Cate Duffy, Interim Operational Director for Early Years Help and Education, is being paid through her own company Edu Cate D Limited, which was set up in June 2015 when her employment at Brent Council commenced.
From Carolyn Downs
Dear Mr Francis
Ms Duffy is employed as a contractor as she is on a fixed term contract. The role which she covers is currently subject to external recruitment and we hope to appoint in the next month. The contract with Ms Duffy will subsequently be terminated.