Taxpayers have a right to know – it’s our cash after all

EDITOR – In the continuing saga of WLDC director of resources.

If coughing up £27k was the most economical way to resolve the problem whilst remaining within the constraints of both the law and employment contracts, then WLDC did all it could have done after the event.

Whether it did all it could, and maybe should, have done before the event to mitigate its (our) potential exposure is not known, but when a WLDC spokesman comes up with a load of psychobabble, as you report, one naturally becomes suspicious.

Given that in broad terms WLDC’s only means of raising revenue is by reaching into the wallets of those who have provided marketable goods and services, to exact taxes from them, it is a trifle high-handed to then suggest that those who provided the money in the first place have no right to know how it has been used – except in the loosest possible of senses.

Peter Street

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