Somerset County Council chief executive Sheila Wheeler departure legal costs total £55,000 (From Yeovil Express)
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Somerset County Council chief executive Sheila Wheeler departure legal costs total £55,000
Updated 11:16am Tuesday 1st April 2014 in News
LEGAL costs incurred from the departure of Somerset County Council’s former chief executive Sheila Wheeler totalled £55,000.
Sheila Wheeler left the authority in February with a three month notice period paid up – a total of £40,000 - and the £55,000 costs covered drawing up the legal agreement signed by both sides. There were no pension contributions on top of this sum.
Somerset County Council also spent £109,000 defending itself against a complaint against several individuals within the council but they say it was not related to the departure of the Ms Wheeler and was dealt with through an independent process.
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