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Council chief's settlement reduced by £50,000

Bryn Parry-Jones Credit: Pembrokeshire Council

The advisory notice served to Pembrokeshire Council over the settlement agreement to the chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones has been withdrawn.

Mr Parry-Jones' settlement sum of £330,000 has been reduced by £52,760.

I am pleased that Pembrokeshire Council has removed items of unlawful expenditure from its settlement agreement with the Chief Executive, Bryn Parry-Jones. For this reason, I am withdrawing the Advisory Notice I served on Tuesday and the Council is now free to proceed.

– Appointed Auditor, Anthony Barrett

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