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Hunt for Brighton council bosses cost £120,000
The controversial hunt for four council bosses cost taxpayers more than £120,000.
Brighton and Hove City Council stumped up the sum in its search for four strategic directors.
The amount, which would nearly pay the £125,000 annual wages of one of the new employees, included £14,000 for the controversial “Say No to Status Quo” website.
Critics have criticised the council for spending the sum when it faces cutting hundreds of jobs and at least £45 million of savings in the next three years.
But the local authority defended the amount claiming it represented a “substantial long-term” investment.
Full report in today's Argus.