Hard-pressed households are footing a hefty bill for the comfort of Sheffield Council.

A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that £26,000 has been splashed out on new furniture for its Moorfoot offices in just one year.

Of that, £17,000 was spent on 230 chairs – equating to around £73 each.

Reported by the Sheffield Star. You can read the full story here. 

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.