Almost half of staff employed by Plymouth City Council have a tax-payer funded mobile phone, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Plymouth Herald report:

MOBILE phone bills cost Plymouth city council more than half a million pounds in a year.

Plymouth City Council issue almost 2,000 mobile phones, including 282 Blackberry handsets, to employees.

It means that almost half of all council workers are given a taxpayer-funded phone.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.