The former chief executive’s £265,000 settlement (excluding his legal costs) went into his pocket as it was paid to him net of income tax.
West Sussex County Council, or rather us residents, would have paid it, so at his high rate of tax,the settlement was worth about £400,000 gross. That is two years pay for failure.
I have investigated the Nathan Elvery years 2016-19 and sent my report with conclusions to the government minister. The conclusions are shocking and depressing. I offered a personal copy to the new half-time chief executive but she declined.
Hiding the truth causes even more damage to the poor reputation of our county council. The ‘new broom’ must start to sweep.