Wednesday 16 April 2014

Welsh austerity starts to bite

Bryn Parry-Jones: Parasite
Today the Western Telegraph reports that Pembrokeshire County Council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones will be paid £12,000 as the regional returning officer for Wales in May’s European Parliament elections. It is right that this loyal servant of the public be compensated for this heavy burden, having his regular duties interrupted while scraping by on a meagre £195,164.

This would be the same Pembrokeshire County Council that paid out more than £50,000 in unlawful payments to Parry-Jones to help him and his senior colleagues avoid pension liabilities. Little wonder he looks so pleased with himself.

Meanwhile, on his watch, the Welsh Government has confirmed that EU funding for the Pembroke Dock Commercial Property Grant Scheme has been put on hold. Dyfed-Powys Police has previously confirmed that allegations of fraud relating to part of the scheme are being investigated

Here we have another gilded member of our CEOcracy who we must be ever-so-grateful for.  If we didn't pay them the big bucks, how would we ever attract such lofty talent?

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