Somerset County Council chief executive Sheila Wheeler departure legal costs total £55,000

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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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2:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

MrAngryOfChard says...

How to make money - take a job that you can't do and then get a large payout for leaving !
How to make money - take a job that you can't do and then get a large payout for leaving ! MrAngryOfChard
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8:37am Fri 4 Apr 14

Dick Turpin Works For Council says...

...........and still the folk who pick up the tab, i.e. you and me, don't know why she is no longer in post.
Was she incompetent?
Had she sexually harassed another employee?
Was she on the fiddle?
Was she ill?
Is she a professional severance gatherer?
I'd also like the see the removal (without severance pay) of the complete incompetent who agreed to Sheila Wheelers contract. There should be a clause "if you're not up to the job there is no pay-off and by the way we shall pursue you for repayment of your salary in your settling-in period"
...........and still the folk who pick up the tab, i.e. you and me, don't know why she is no longer in post. Was she incompetent? Had she sexually harassed another employee? Was she on the fiddle? Was she ill? Is she a professional severance gatherer? I'd also like the see the removal (without severance pay) of the complete incompetent who agreed to Sheila Wheelers contract. There should be a clause "if you're not up to the job there is no pay-off and by the way we shall pursue you for repayment of your salary in your settling-in period" Dick Turpin Works For Council
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