Revised settlement agreement with Chief Executive removes ‘unlawful expenditure’.
The Appointed Auditor, Anthony Barrett, has this morning withdrawn the advisory notice he served to Pembrokeshire Council on 28 October 2014.
A revised settlement agreement, to terminate the employment of the Chief Executive, has been agreed by all parties - in which the unlawful expenditure has been removed. The overall amount of the settlement has been reduced by £52,760.
The Appointed Auditor, Anthony Barrett, served Pembrokeshire County Council with the advisory notice because he had reason to believe that the Council’s decision to enter into a settlement agreement with the Chief Executive would incur unlawful expenditure.
Further details can be found in the advisory notice [PDF 18KB Opens in new window] and Statement of Reasons [PDF 93KB Opens in new window].
Anthony Barrett, Appointed Auditor, said today:
I am pleased that Pembrokeshire Council has removed items of unlawful expenditure from its settlement agreement with the Chief Executive, Bryn Parry-Jones.
For this reason, I am withdrawing the advisory notice I served on Tuesday and the Council is now free to proceed.