£113 an hour to save cash
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.