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.
The WAO said they had discovered a number of issues with how the decision was carried out.
– Caerphilly county borough council statement
In the circumstances the Chief Executive has recognised the difficulty that this creates in terms of him fulfilling his responsibilities as Head of Paid Service, and that his continued attendance at work during this period would not be appropriate. He has agreed, following discussions with the Leader, to be suspended from his duties pending the outcome of these investigations.
On Wednesday, Gwent Police referred the matter to Avon & Somerset Police to complete an investigation.