Police probe launched into Caerphilly pay row – Plaid leader
3:54pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
THE leader of the opposition on Caerphilly council says a police investigation is now underway into a debacle over pay rises for top officers at Caerphilly council.
A Wales Audit Office report, published today, said the way pay rises were decided was unlawful.
Colin Mann, leader of Plaid Cymru at Caerphilly council, said: "Following today’s damning report from the Wales Audit Office, police involvement was inevitable.
"It is right and proper that the serious and unlawful events highlighted at Labour-run Caerphilly council are now being investigated by Avon & Somerset Police.
"Throughout this period, it is important to keep in mind the difficult circumstances that hard-working employees of the council now find themselves in as a result of inept leadership.
There are thousands of dedicated and loyal employees at the council and it is vital that they are not tarnished by this episode."