Former child protection boss Sharon Shoesmith is set to receive a six-figure payout for being unfairly dismissed following the Baby P tragedy, according to BBC 2's Newsnight.
A settlement which could reach up to £600,000 has been agreed, although Ms Shoesmith may receive a lower sum, the programme reported, stating that some of the money will come from central Government.
Ed Balls, while Education Secretary, removed Ms Shoesmith from her £133,000-a-year post as Haringey Council's director of children's services after a damning report on the death of Peter Connolly, known as Baby P.
She was then fired by the north London council without compensation in December 2008, after a report from regulator Ofsted exposed how her department had failed to protect 17-month-old boy.
More top news
A video aimed at persuading "the youth" to vote in the EU referendum appears to have misfired, it was lambasted on Twitter.
Jose Mourinho's winning pedigree is well known, but how well will he be received at Old Trafford, where winning 'the United way' is a must?
Dry and fine with warm spells of sunshine.