£113 an hour to save cash

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CON­SUL­TANTS em­ployed to en­sure pub­lic money is prop­erly spent are be­ing paid up to £113 an hour – of PUB­LIC MONEY.

Rider Levett Buck­nall are be­ing used to “en­sure value for money” on a prop­erty re­de­vel­op­ment project at an iconic flats com­plex in Sh­effield, South Yorks.

Sh­effield Coun­cil has au­tho­rised pay­ments to the in­ter­na­tional prop­erty con­sul­tants on be­half of the Homes and Com­mu­ni­ties Agency, us­ing £40m of Government fund­ing to­wards the Park Hill project.

Rod Padley, con­venor for trade union Uni­son at Sh­effield Coun­cil, where 600 staff are set to lose their jobs due to bud­get cuts, said: “Most of our mem­bers would be lucky to take home £113 a

pay let alone £113 an hour.”

But Coun Bryan Lodge said no coun­cil cash was in­volved.

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