As is so often the case Peter Black AM is spot on when he points out that RCT Council could put the money they spent on buying in external legal advice to oversee the review of employees’ terms and conditions to better use. As reported on mediawales they paid Eversheds around £100,000 for advice on staff pay.
Obviously you wouldn’t expect the Council's own Chief legal officer or the Head of HR (both on just under £100K a year) to be able to give such advice. Would you?
As I have said previously senior officers should be earning what many would see as their over inflated salaries. In RCT they are clearly not.