Car loans shame

10:54am Tuesday 7th January 2014

WITH THE latest shame to hit Caerphilly council is that taxpayers were subsidising employee car loans for workers who apparently rarely used their vehicles for council purposes. Between April 2009 and March 2013, the value of outstanding car loans declined from £269,000 to £118,000. But over the period 35 people were repaying loans at the low interest rate of 5.9%.

There now needs to be a full independent public inquiry by the Welsh Assembly Government into the running of the council. Whilst the inquiry is taking place. All council business should be controlled by Cardiff Bay, just like other failing Welsh councils. Even if some senior managers are shown the door, nobody can be allowed to use public money in a free and easy manner.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed

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