‘£80,000 director will save taxpayers cash’

A NEWLY-appointed £80,000-a-year director will help save taxpayers money according to West Lindsey District Council.

Adrian McCormick has recently been appointed as the new director of resources at the authority.

But despite his £80,000 salary, council chiefs say it will save them money long-term and ensure they do not have to spend up to £200,000 in outside consultancy fees.

Burt Keimach, leader of the council and Market Rasen councillor, said he fully supported Mr McCormick’s appointment.

He said: “The fact of the matter is that we have to have a section 151 officer who is a qualified accountant.

“His salary is the going rate for a council of our size.”

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