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Twelve Bromley Council employees suspended on full pay costing almost £100,000
TWELVE Bromley Council employees were suspended on full pay last year costing the tax-payer nearly £100,000.
Most of the employees were from the social care department, the largest in the council, and all of them have since returned to work.
The cost of their combined salaries during their time off work added up to £94,423.
Seven workers were suspended from the council in the previous financial year (2011/12), costing the taxpayer £55,888.
The figures were released following a freedom of information request but the data protection act prevents the council giving information on the reasons behind the suspensions.
A Bromley Council spokesman said: “Suspensions are exercised with great caution and are reserved for allegations of gross misconduct or accumulated serious misconduct.
"The process for dealing with what are serious allegations is extensive and will also involve external factors such police investigations.”
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