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Posted by: John Brace | 25th September 2013

Incredible: Wirral “spending freeze” Council overpay £½ million to Colas in ten Colas payment blunders

Incredible: Wirral “spending freeze” Council overpay £½ million to Colas in ten Colas payment blunders

                                        

Wirral Council Colas credit invoice half a million pounds

The invoice above (which you can click on for a more readable version) received by Wirral Council from Colas in April 2012 showed that while they had a spending freeze on non-essential expenditure that they’d managed to overpay Colas to the tune of £548,734.16! Incredibly ten separate overpayments to Colas were made ranging from £4,660.51 to a staggering £122,330.62.

Although the £½ million credit will count towards later Colas invoices, it makes you wonder if Wirral Council really are as hard up financially as they claim? Wirral Council stamped the invoice from Colas advising them of the £548,734.16 as “paid”, perhaps they don’t have a stamp for overpaid?

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  1. Reblogged this on Karl Mercer for Councillor of Seacombe and commented:
    Lets hope they ask for the cash back and its put to good use.

    • According to another Colas invoice I have, Wirral Council reduced the payment on the August 2012 invoice (paid in September 2012) by the half a million credit they had. Colas had the benefit of Wirral Council’s half a million pounds for at least five months though!

      • bet the interest they got from it went towards the xmas party.


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