Questions asked after Freedom of Information request reveals Wirral Council spent £1m on consultants' fees

Wirral Globe: Wallasey Town Hall: Eye-watering sum spent on consultancy fees Wallasey Town Hall: Eye-watering sum spent on consultancy fees

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.

Councillor Lewis said: "It is outrageous that Wirral Council should be spending £1m on highly-paid consultants.

"If the town hall needs £1m worth of professional advice, it begs the question what the existing senior directors are supposed to be doing?

"Once again, we see the council splashing the cash on itself while preaching austerity to the rest of us.”

The local authority confirmed bringing in 18 temporary executives for special projects.

Among them were an interim finance executive at a cost of £173,950 from November 2012 to March this year; and an “IT strategy” specialist from November 2012 to January this year at a cost of £135,275.

An “interim senior manager” in the department of social care from September 2012 to December last year was taken on at a cost of £87,099 and £84,790 was paid for “interim senior manager support” in the finance department from October 2012 to November last year.

Around £107,000 was also spent on hiring  a firm to assess the council's special needs transport costs.

But Mr Burgess said much of the expenditure had been covered by not filling vacancies.

He said: “The actual cost is around £600,000 when you take into account the savings made from the vacant posts.

“It would have cost the council much more to have recruited and appointed these highly skilled and experienced managers to the payroll.

“The majority of the consultants were hired to carry out specialist work or deliver specific key projects.

"In a number of these cases, we have been able to attract grant funding to cover the costs of hiring senior staff for that specific project, which has further helped offset our costs.

“It is good, effective management to appoint specialist staff for a specific, time-limited purpose – it’s cheaper and more effective in the long-run as we are able to rely on experts in a particular field working on behalf of the council only as and when they are required.”

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10:28am Wed 7 May 14

Councillor Chris Blakeley says...

Seems Wirral Labour and it's Chief Executive remain in denial. Public money squandered while complaining about the Government.... Time for change!
Seems Wirral Labour and it's Chief Executive remain in denial. Public money squandered while complaining about the Government.... Time for change! Councillor Chris Blakeley
  • Score: 10

10:53am Wed 7 May 14

bigfoot says...

They make people redundant with payouts and then pay consultants more than that to do the roles they lost. I doubt if their economics would work in the office tea fund!
Denial is impossible because this shower wouldn't recognise the truth if it bit them on the bum!
They make people redundant with payouts and then pay consultants more than that to do the roles they lost. I doubt if their economics would work in the office tea fund! Denial is impossible because this shower wouldn't recognise the truth if it bit them on the bum! bigfoot
  • Score: 18

10:58am Wed 7 May 14

hobroW says...

We only have Mr Burgess' word that economies have been achieved.

As Mandy Rice quoted

"He would say that wouldn't he?"

Hows about a different perspective? Thrown into the deep end and strike out wildly for the shore . There's a good salary and a pension pot and you're among mates, isnt it!
We only have Mr Burgess' word that economies have been achieved. As Mandy Rice quoted "He would say that wouldn't he?" Hows about a different perspective? Thrown into the deep end and strike out wildly for the shore . There's a good salary and a pension pot and you're among mates, isnt it! hobroW
  • Score: 15

11:21am Wed 7 May 14

Growl Tiger says...

In another article about expenditure on outside consultants it is said that Graham Burgess had been brought in as chief executive with a brief to cull senior management tiers and streamline the authority.

However, in reality the ensuing reshuffle was used as a smokescreen to ferret away senior officers some of whom had been suspended for up to a year on full pay. If these officers held key posts and had no case to answer wouldn’t it have been more cost effective to allow them to stay in their posts until natural wastage took place. Let us not forget the huge “redundancy” packages we have been forced to subsidise.

Director of Technical Services (£103,234.60)
Deputy Director of Finance (£68,660.39)
Head of Asset Management (£68,368)
Head of IT Services (£72,166)
Head of Cultural Services (£72,166)
Head of Regulation (£70,900)
Chief internal Auditor (£46,584)
Acting Chief Executive (£82,500)
Head of law, HR and Asset Management (£146,000)
Acting Chief Exec (£82,500)
Director of DASS (£152,000)
2 x Senior Officers DASS (£110,000 each)
In another article about expenditure on outside consultants it is said that Graham Burgess had been brought in as chief executive with a brief to cull senior management tiers and streamline the authority. However, in reality the ensuing reshuffle was used as a smokescreen to ferret away senior officers some of whom had been suspended for up to a year on full pay. If these officers held key posts and had no case to answer wouldn’t it have been more cost effective to allow them to stay in their posts until natural wastage took place. Let us not forget the huge “redundancy” packages we have been forced to subsidise. Director of Technical Services (£103,234.60) Deputy Director of Finance (£68,660.39) Head of Asset Management (£68,368) Head of IT Services (£72,166) Head of Cultural Services (£72,166) Head of Regulation (£70,900) Chief internal Auditor (£46,584) Acting Chief Executive (£82,500) Head of law, HR and Asset Management (£146,000) Acting Chief Exec (£82,500) Director of DASS (£152,000) 2 x Senior Officers DASS (£110,000 each) Growl Tiger
  • Score: 14

11:33am Wed 7 May 14

Cheesy Peas says...

"Around £107,000 was also spent on hiring a firm to assess the council's special needs transport costs."

107 GRAND to decide whether or not there is sufficient transport for children with special needs. Really?

Half that would save Lyndale School.

Burgess is a busted flush.
"Around £107,000 was also spent on hiring a firm to assess the council's special needs transport costs." 107 GRAND to decide whether or not there is sufficient transport for children with special needs. Really? Half that would save Lyndale School. Burgess is a busted flush. Cheesy Peas
  • Score: 21

12:15pm Wed 7 May 14

hobroW says...

A man declaring he wishes to retire in 2014 is good for culling jobs as he wont be beholden to anybody.

Danger is the temptation to cruise the final few Knots
A man declaring he wishes to retire in 2014 is good for culling jobs as he wont be beholden to anybody. Danger is the temptation to cruise the final few Knots hobroW
  • Score: 8

1:21pm Wed 7 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

There is so much wrong with this issue it's difficult where to start!

My understanding is that when Jeff Green was running the Council it decided that paying for consultants was going to be a thing of the past. We now seem to have gone in the opposite direction.

I was also under the misapprehension that when senior officers went in the cull, that their jobs went with then, not replace them at more cost.

I also agree with an earlier post, in that why are we paying increased salaries for Super Directors when they have to bring others in at extra cost?

I don't know Mr Burgess personally but from the outside this doesn't look very good. The Council has a plethora of highly paid senior managers yet the Council does not seem to be improving any. Just because they say it is so, doesn't mean it is so.

To be honest this doesn't surprise me but seriously disappoints me as I'm sure that many people have lost their livelihoods without good reason.

£107 grand on bringing in a company to decide on some transport needs. What the hell are senior managers in Social Services getting paid for? The Council has a super director, a director and other senior managers in DASS. What is going on?

When the Chief Exec job was advertised for an interim, this was a mistake. The Council should have pushed the boat out and recruited far and wide to get the highest quality candidate it could. Not recruit on the short term then bump it up to permanent almost immediately.

The Council needs to bring in someone to tackle the senior management cabal at Wallasey Town Hall and bring in a fresh new management team that is not associated with the past.

Another shocker from Wirral Council. But not surprised!
There is so much wrong with this issue it's difficult where to start! My understanding is that when Jeff Green was running the Council it decided that paying for consultants was going to be a thing of the past. We now seem to have gone in the opposite direction. I was also under the misapprehension that when senior officers went in the cull, that their jobs went with then, not replace them at more cost. I also agree with an earlier post, in that why are we paying increased salaries for Super Directors when they have to bring others in at extra cost? I don't know Mr Burgess personally but from the outside this doesn't look very good. The Council has a plethora of highly paid senior managers yet the Council does not seem to be improving any. Just because they say it is so, doesn't mean it is so. To be honest this doesn't surprise me but seriously disappoints me as I'm sure that many people have lost their livelihoods without good reason. £107 grand on bringing in a company to decide on some transport needs. What the hell are senior managers in Social Services getting paid for? The Council has a super director, a director and other senior managers in DASS. What is going on? When the Chief Exec job was advertised for an interim, this was a mistake. The Council should have pushed the boat out and recruited far and wide to get the highest quality candidate it could. Not recruit on the short term then bump it up to permanent almost immediately. The Council needs to bring in someone to tackle the senior management cabal at Wallasey Town Hall and bring in a fresh new management team that is not associated with the past. Another shocker from Wirral Council. But not surprised! Joeblogg85
  • Score: 19

1:33pm Wed 7 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

Cheesy Peas wrote:
"Around £107,000 was also spent on hiring a firm to assess the council's special needs transport costs."

107 GRAND to decide whether or not there is sufficient transport for children with special needs. Really?

Half that would save Lyndale School.

Burgess is a busted flush.
I agree totally. How can this work cost so much? These figures are just banded about like it is nothing. I'm sure that the organisations currently delivering these services could teach the council a thing of two. Crazy stuff.
[quote][p][bold]Cheesy Peas[/bold] wrote: "Around £107,000 was also spent on hiring a firm to assess the council's special needs transport costs." 107 GRAND to decide whether or not there is sufficient transport for children with special needs. Really? Half that would save Lyndale School. Burgess is a busted flush.[/p][/quote]I agree totally. How can this work cost so much? These figures are just banded about like it is nothing. I'm sure that the organisations currently delivering these services could teach the council a thing of two. Crazy stuff. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 8

5:16pm Wed 7 May 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Sorry Mr Burgess, you have had your chance and made a complete and utter fool of the residents of Wirral........TIME TO GO along with all the other incompetent idiots in the management of this council. Its also time that our elected councillors stood up to be counted and made some decisions about who they want in mamagement otherwise (with any luck) your heads will roll later this month
Sorry Mr Burgess, you have had your chance and made a complete and utter fool of the residents of Wirral........TIME TO GO along with all the other incompetent idiots in the management of this council. Its also time that our elected councillors stood up to be counted and made some decisions about who they want in mamagement otherwise (with any luck) your heads will roll later this month Llamedos 1
  • Score: 13

5:19pm Wed 7 May 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Oh, and by the way, I understood that transport needs for the disabled were a statutory requirement so why a spend of £170,000 on consultants?
Oh, and by the way, I understood that transport needs for the disabled were a statutory requirement so why a spend of £170,000 on consultants? Llamedos 1
  • Score: 12

5:35pm Wed 7 May 14

PaulCa says...

Much more to follow below on one of the consultants described vaguely above - a former St Helens officer who came in to work for Social Services between September 2012 and December 2013.

And I'm pretty sure I've got the same person. Before he was employed at Wirral, he came in and did 2 x external investigations into the following:

o The unlawful 4 week delay in care, brought in to save money
o The helpline that was set up by Jeff Green when he was in carefully choreographed "banging the table" mode at the time

He's named at the following links and even the casual reader will be struck by how the 'correct' verdict in each of the above investigations was rewarded with 'something more secure and permanent'.

The question has to be asked, would this person have been favoured with the work if he HAD NOT delivered the verdict that the council so eagerly craved?

p.s. During his investigations (which were NOT independent because Wirral Council don't possess an external investigations policy or procedure, so he didn't need to declare any prior interest) he NEVER interviewed any social workers at the sharp end and chose to only interview the managers who put the 4 week delay into operation. They justified what was "their baby". He listened, and gave them what they wanted:

http://goo.gl/enRjjh


http://goo.gl/YdlEZc


http://goo.gl/uCxrXg
Much more to follow below on one of the consultants described vaguely above - a former St Helens officer who came in to work for Social Services between September 2012 and December 2013. And I'm pretty sure I've got the same person. Before he was employed at Wirral, he came in and did 2 x external investigations into the following: o The unlawful 4 week delay in care, brought in to save money o The helpline that was set up by Jeff Green when he was in carefully choreographed "banging the table" mode at the time He's named at the following links and even the casual reader will be struck by how the 'correct' verdict in each of the above investigations was rewarded with 'something more secure and permanent'. The question has to be asked, would this person have been favoured with the work if he HAD NOT delivered the verdict that the council so eagerly craved? p.s. During his investigations (which were NOT independent because Wirral Council don't possess an external investigations policy or procedure, so he didn't need to declare any prior interest) he NEVER interviewed any social workers at the sharp end and chose to only interview the managers who put the 4 week delay into operation. They justified what was "their baby". He listened, and gave them what they wanted: http://goo.gl/enRjjh http://goo.gl/YdlEZc http://goo.gl/uCxrXg PaulCa
  • Score: 9

9:31am Thu 8 May 14

Hugo1008 says...

What is Important to remember is This vast amount of our money has not produced and obvious improvement either in the Honesty or Accountability and any attempt of Transparency from the Wirral Borough Council. Despite what very expensive reports revealed.

It also has not corrected some of the terrible wrongs carried out in the past nor apparently learned any lessons from the Lies, Deceit, Mal Practice, Mis Management, and Mis Information that has been peddled out for Years.

And remember this has all been under the Governance of the same small bunch of elected Councilors who are supposed to check that what happens in Wirral Borough Council is in the best interests of the local population.

Now in effect if you re-elect the same bunch of Parasites again, you will only get more of the same, PICK A NEW FACE at election time they can only be different but certainly not any worse than what we have at present.

And That Goes for every Political Party if the be Labour (New or Old), Conservative, or Liberal Democrats, there is no difference between them.
What is Important to remember is This vast amount of our money has not produced and obvious improvement either in the Honesty or Accountability and any attempt of Transparency from the Wirral Borough Council. Despite what very expensive reports revealed. It also has not corrected some of the terrible wrongs carried out in the past nor apparently learned any lessons from the Lies, Deceit, Mal Practice, Mis Management, and Mis Information that has been peddled out for Years. And remember this has all been under the Governance of the same small bunch of elected Councilors who are supposed to check that what happens in Wirral Borough Council is in the best interests of the local population. Now in effect if you re-elect the same bunch of Parasites again, you will only get more of the same, PICK A NEW FACE at election time they can only be different but certainly not any worse than what we have at present. And That Goes for every Political Party if the be Labour (New or Old), Conservative, or Liberal Democrats, there is no difference between them. Hugo1008
  • Score: 7

12:39pm Thu 8 May 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Quite right Hugo, although in my case if there are no totally independent candidates, I will not X any box but mark "no suitable candidates" As you can gather I believe party politics are mostly to blame for the dire situation this council is in and even UKIP is a political party so they can go and swivel like the rest of them. The only way to true democracy is non political candidates.
Quite right Hugo, although in my case if there are no totally independent candidates, I will not X any box but mark "no suitable candidates" As you can gather I believe party politics are mostly to blame for the dire situation this council is in and even UKIP is a political party so they can go and swivel like the rest of them. The only way to true democracy is non political candidates. Llamedos 1
  • Score: 5

10:18pm Thu 8 May 14

antisthenes says...

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  • Score: 3

8:14am Fri 9 May 14

David Scott says...

Llamedos 1 wrote:
Quite right Hugo, although in my case if there are no totally independent candidates, I will not X any box but mark "no suitable candidates" As you can gather I believe party politics are mostly to blame for the dire situation this council is in and even UKIP is a political party so they can go and swivel like the rest of them. The only way to true democracy is non political candidates.
Lots of independent candidates to choose from could a way forward for strengthening our democracy, but they are very few indeed, and I wonder if people know what they stand for where they are standing. For me, the really critical thing for our democracy in this election has to be not to vote for a party that supports us being governed by Brussels - that's any party other than UKIP.

In terms of strengthening how we govern ourselves, UKIP is also in favour or introducing direct democracy on major issues locally.
[quote][p][bold]Llamedos 1[/bold] wrote: Quite right Hugo, although in my case if there are no totally independent candidates, I will not X any box but mark "no suitable candidates" As you can gather I believe party politics are mostly to blame for the dire situation this council is in and even UKIP is a political party so they can go and swivel like the rest of them. The only way to true democracy is non political candidates.[/p][/quote]Lots of independent candidates to choose from could a way forward for strengthening our democracy, but they are very few indeed, and I wonder if people know what they stand for where they are standing. For me, the really critical thing for our democracy in this election has to be not to vote for a party that supports us being governed by Brussels - that's any party other than UKIP. In terms of strengthening how we govern ourselves, UKIP is also in favour or introducing direct democracy on major issues locally. David Scott
  • Score: -5

12:10pm Fri 9 May 14

David Scott says...

Sorry about the typos in my post above. Here it is again:

Lots of independent candidates to choose from could be a way forward for strengthening our democracy, but they are very few indeed, and I wonder if people know what they stand for where they are standing. For me, the really critical thing for our democracy in this election has to be not to vote for a party that supports us being governed by Brussels - that's any party other than UKIP.

In terms of strengthening how we govern ourselves, UKIP is also in favour of introducing direct democracy on major issues locally.
Sorry about the typos in my post above. Here it is again: Lots of independent candidates to choose from could be a way forward for strengthening our democracy, but they are very few indeed, and I wonder if people know what they stand for where they are standing. For me, the really critical thing for our democracy in this election has to be not to vote for a party that supports us being governed by Brussels - that's any party other than UKIP. In terms of strengthening how we govern ourselves, UKIP is also in favour of introducing direct democracy on major issues locally. David Scott
  • Score: -6

5:52pm Fri 9 May 14

hobroW says...

antisthenes wrote:
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and BENT

Welcome back Antisthenes
[quote][p][bold]antisthenes[/bold] wrote: Bent, bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent,bent, bent, bent, bent![/p][/quote]and BENT Welcome back Antisthenes hobroW
  • Score: 0

6:24pm Sat 10 May 14

Mojo68 says...

This Labour Council has got to go, they make cuts to vital services blaming central government whilst at the same time splashing the cash on things that only benefit themselves. I am directly affected by this councils decision to consult on the closure of the Lyndale School in Eastham and it upsets me greatly that the council have spent over £100'000 having a report done on special needs transport costs which all it told them at the end of the day was that Wirral had more disabled children than our neighbouring boroughs and that they should reduce the amount of education statements. I could have found out that information for half the price!!
This Labour Council has got to go, they make cuts to vital services blaming central government whilst at the same time splashing the cash on things that only benefit themselves. I am directly affected by this councils decision to consult on the closure of the Lyndale School in Eastham and it upsets me greatly that the council have spent over £100'000 having a report done on special needs transport costs which all it told them at the end of the day was that Wirral had more disabled children than our neighbouring boroughs and that they should reduce the amount of education statements. I could have found out that information for half the price!! Mojo68
  • Score: 5

9:20am Fri 16 May 14

groovydadad says...

Everyone is sick of this Labour council no matter what their political outlook, however when it comes to Elections nobody follows logic and will blindly vote Labour because of knee jerk national allegiances. Thus bad behaviour will be rewarded once again, which our Councillors will take as a vote of confidence and a tacit approval to their behaviour. Nothing will change.

Personally I am left leaning, to the left of Labour. I want the central Tory government out, but on a local level it's the Tory councillors that I see doing the right thing, it's my local Tory councillor that is contactable and has never taken more than 3 hours to respond to a query and has achieved quite a lot (unlike my previous Labour councillors and local MP's who have never even responded to anything).

I didn't even know who was running for Labour in my area last week wheen I got a party political speech type leaflet from 'Alex' who may or may not even be a real person and told me nothing.

Leaves me with quite a quandry come next week.
Everyone is sick of this Labour council no matter what their political outlook, however when it comes to Elections nobody follows logic and will blindly vote Labour because of knee jerk national allegiances. Thus bad behaviour will be rewarded once again, which our Councillors will take as a vote of confidence and a tacit approval to their behaviour. Nothing will change. Personally I am left leaning, to the left of Labour. I want the central Tory government out, but on a local level it's the Tory councillors that I see doing the right thing, it's my local Tory councillor that is contactable and has never taken more than 3 hours to respond to a query and has achieved quite a lot (unlike my previous Labour councillors and local MP's who have never even responded to anything). I didn't even know who was running for Labour in my area last week wheen I got a party political speech type leaflet from 'Alex' who may or may not even be a real person and told me nothing. Leaves me with quite a quandry come next week. groovydadad
  • Score: 0

12:00am Wed 21 May 14

Churchill 1 says...

Councillor Chris Blakeley wrote:
Seems Wirral Labour and it's Chief Executive remain in denial. Public money squandered while complaining about the Government.... Time for change!
Wirral tax payers including Heswall carers and friends charity have been trying to save the Council over 2 million within Day Services, Yet the head of service continues to ignore, a business case, the offer of free services from experienced professionals. The council have chosen to employ V4 consultancy who it appears cant even count. Yes a time for change. A vote of no confidence especially for the leaders of social services
[quote][p][bold]Councillor Chris Blakeley[/bold] wrote: Seems Wirral Labour and it's Chief Executive remain in denial. Public money squandered while complaining about the Government.... Time for change![/p][/quote]Wirral tax payers including Heswall carers and friends charity have been trying to save the Council over 2 million within Day Services, Yet the head of service continues to ignore, a business case, the offer of free services from experienced professionals. The council have chosen to employ V4 consultancy who it appears cant even count. Yes a time for change. A vote of no confidence especially for the leaders of social services Churchill 1
  • Score: 0

12:13am Wed 21 May 14

Churchill 1 says...

bigfoot wrote:
They make people redundant with payouts and then pay consultants more than that to do the roles they lost. I doubt if their economics would work in the office tea fund!
Denial is impossible because this shower wouldn't recognise the truth if it bit them on the bum!
The Council also choose to recruit people who rip them off. A freedom of information request exposed a contract for £10k being awarded to the head of services friend. That friends company was paid £51 k for that same contract. That friend was then recruited as a service manager on £47 k. Both companies that friend ran both went into liquidation no figures available. Oh and by the way the councils own recruitment policy was not followed in recruiting that friend. Leaders haven't got a clue about the value of the tax payers pound, why should they its not their money!. .
[quote][p][bold]bigfoot[/bold] wrote: They make people redundant with payouts and then pay consultants more than that to do the roles they lost. I doubt if their economics would work in the office tea fund! Denial is impossible because this shower wouldn't recognise the truth if it bit them on the bum![/p][/quote]The Council also choose to recruit people who rip them off. A freedom of information request exposed a contract for £10k being awarded to the head of services friend. That friends company was paid £51 k for that same contract. That friend was then recruited as a service manager on £47 k. Both companies that friend ran both went into liquidation no figures available. Oh and by the way the councils own recruitment policy was not followed in recruiting that friend. Leaders haven't got a clue about the value of the tax payers pound, why should they its not their money!. . Churchill 1
  • Score: 0

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