Appointed Auditor withdraws advisory notice to Pembrokeshire Council

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:12pm

Revised settlement agreement with Chief Executive removes ‘unlawful expenditure’.

The Appointed Auditor, Anthony Barrett, has this morning withdrawn the advisory notice he served to Pembrokeshire Council on 28 October 2014. 

A revised settlement agreement, to terminate the employment of the Chief Executive, has been agreed by all parties - in which the unlawful expenditure has been removed. The overall amount of the settlement has been reduced by £52,760.

The Appointed Auditor, Anthony Barrett, served Pembrokeshire County Council with the advisory notice because he had reason to believe that the Council’s decision to enter into a settlement agreement with the Chief Executive would incur unlawful expenditure. 

Further details can be found in the advisory notice [PDF 18KB Opens in new window] and Statement of Reasons [PDF 93KB Opens in new window].

Anthony Barrett, Appointed Auditor, said today:


I am pleased that Pembrokeshire Council has removed items of unlawful expenditure from its settlement agreement with the Chief Executive, Bryn Parry-Jones.

For this reason, I am withdrawing the advisory notice I served on Tuesday and the Council is now free to proceed.