Sunday, 12 July 2009

and finally

The expenses and allowances of councillors on Mersyside Transport have been published. Why did it take them so long? From the file name you would think that the information has been prepared for several weeks. All councillor's expenses are meant to be published as soon as possible. Draw your own conclusions. There are persistent rumours that the MPTE does not benefit from the advice of an independent panel. I find that hard to believe. It would be such a blatant rejection of good practice. The details can be found at : www.merseytravel.gov.uk - then hover over "Corporate" near the top, then click on "About Merseytravel" in the list. MITA Member Allowance 2008/09 is 14th out of 16 on the list. They can also be found on the website (link on the left) in the download area.