Sandwell Council has paid £280k to staff it made redundant only to go on and re-hire them, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Express and Star report:
Sandwell Council spent more than £280,000 on redundancies for 38 workers it later re-employed.
In January, the Express & Star revealed that other councils in the West Midlands and Staffordshire got rid of 354 staff and brought them back in, with their combined redundancy costs topping £3.5 million.
Today it can be revealed that Sandwell Council spent £282,769 on redundancies for 38 workers since 2008-09.