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Caerphilly Chief Exec 'suspended'

The Chief Executive of Caerphilly council has been suspended following a report by the Wales Audit Office (WAO) that found his £27,000 pay rise was unlawful.

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Report: police to investigate Caerphilly Council pay rises

Caerphilly Council's decision to award pay rises to senior members of staff is to be investigated by police, according to the Caerphilly Observer.

"In light of our close proximity and working relationship with Caerphilly County Borough Council, it’s not appropriate for it to be investigated by the Gwent Force, and as such the investigation has been referred to Avon & Somerset Police", a Gwent Police spokesperson told the paper.

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