Lord Hanningfield ignored council advice on spending

DISGRACED peer Lord Hanningfield ignored advice from council officers a new report claims.

Officers worked with the former county council leader in 2008 to work through issues relating to his expense and credit claims including a lack of receipts.

But a follow-up review in 2009 revealed “the issues were more serious and previous advice had not been followed”.

The claims are made in a report to the authority’s audit committee which will be discussed on Monday along with whether civil proceedings to reclaim cash from Lord Hanningfield should be launched.

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2:07pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Cleggeron says...

But apparently the officers who worked through Hanningfield's "issues" kept approving his expense claims.
The most worrying thing is that the people who presided over this shambles are presumably still there. Where was the audit committee then?
They can keep blaming Hanningfield all they like, but somebody let him get away with "ignoring" advice.
But apparently the officers who worked through Hanningfield's "issues" kept approving his expense claims. The most worrying thing is that the people who presided over this shambles are presumably still there. Where was the audit committee then? They can keep blaming Hanningfield all they like, but somebody let him get away with "ignoring" advice. Cleggeron

4:48pm Thu 6 Dec 12

GreensteadResident says...

Were the council officials afraid of Paul White (aka Hanningfield)?
Were the council officials afraid of Paul White (aka Hanningfield)? GreensteadResident

8:37pm Thu 6 Dec 12

mirokou says...

GreensteadResident wrote:
Were the council officials afraid of Paul White (aka Hanningfield)?
Probably.
The problem with small politics and large egos,creates a bully in the workplace mentality. Just ask Mr Young.
[quote][p][bold]GreensteadResident[/bold] wrote: Were the council officials afraid of Paul White (aka Hanningfield)?[/p][/quote]Probably. The problem with small politics and large egos,creates a bully in the workplace mentality. Just ask Mr Young. mirokou

12:40am Fri 7 Dec 12

Boris says...

mirokou wrote:
GreensteadResident wrote:
Were the council officials afraid of Paul White (aka Hanningfield)?
Probably.
The problem with small politics and large egos,creates a bully in the workplace mentality. Just ask Mr Young.
Spot on, mirokou.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GreensteadResident[/bold] wrote: Were the council officials afraid of Paul White (aka Hanningfield)?[/p][/quote]Probably. The problem with small politics and large egos,creates a bully in the workplace mentality. Just ask Mr Young.[/p][/quote]Spot on, mirokou. Boris

6:37pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Wicky1 says...

Fascinating

THE chief executive of Essex County Council knew about some of Lord Hanningfield's excessive credit card spending during his time as leader of the authority, the Chronicle can reveal.

In fact, Joanna Killian attended some of the lavish dinners attributed by the authority to Lord Hanningfield and paid for by the Essex taxpayer.

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-dined-Jamie-Oliver-
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Fascinating THE chief executive of Essex County Council knew about some of Lord Hanningfield's excessive credit card spending during his time as leader of the authority, the Chronicle can reveal. In fact, Joanna Killian attended some of the lavish dinners attributed by the authority to Lord Hanningfield and paid for by the Essex taxpayer. www.thisistotalessex .co.uk/Council-chief -dined-Jamie-Oliver- s-restaurant/story-1 7747338-detail/story .html Wicky1

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