Figures obtained by the Shropshire Star reveal that the authority employed a total of 169 agency staff on a total of 204 occasions during the 12 months until April.

The council spent a total of £1,572,598 on agency workers during the 2014/15 financial year. The council’s social services department was found to be the biggest user of agency staff, spending a total of £733,711 on agency social workers during the 12-month period.

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