WIRRAL Council’s chief executive Graham Burgess has defended a decision to hire consultants at a cost of more than £1m.

He insisted the move was good management, cheaper and more effective in the long-run because it brought in experts as they were needed.

The spending came to light after Leasowe councillor Ian Lewis submitted a Freedom of Information request.

Reported by the Wirral Globe. You can read the full story here. 

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