Political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the council has plenty of cash to splash when it comes to paying out ‘golden goodbyes’ to senior staff
In the past three years, cash-strapped Croydon Council has made “golden goodbye” payments totalling £166,994.88 to just six senior members of council staff who have left their jobs.
The top pay-out to one lucky ex-Croydon employee was a whopping £58,000.
That’s according to a Freedom of Information response to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader.
The Labour-run council was most reluctant to answer an important question of obvious public interest, and they took nearly five months to provide the information requested on discretionary payments made above contractual requirements on redundancy or termination of any employee.
Only when the information request was reduced in scope to cover the council’s best-paid officials did the council offer up any details. Continue reading