Caerphilly Council has once again been criticised for acting unlawfully by the Auditor for Wales.
In March, it faced investigation after chief officers were awarded a pay rise worth £270,000.
This time, it's for paying them to buy out their entitlements to annual leave and car user allowances.
The auditor found the council acted without proper authority and clear record keeping. Unions are calling for a speedy investigation into the council's motives. Alexandra Lodge reports.