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