Their offence? They made a "discretionary payment" of £364,205 to enhance the pension pot of Sue Lockwood, the Corporate Resources Director, who wanted to take early retirement. In doing so, they ignored clearly - indeed loudly - expressed popular outrage at the blatant cronyism.
[They]are allowed to appeal against this decision. They have 28 days, although I think it is unlikely any appeals will be successful. They have crossed the line. I haven't met anyone - apart from them - who think the discretionary payment was justified. People power has won. Those who have tried to defend the indefensible have found themselves out in the cold.Now that's the "Big Society" at work. How d'you like it, Cameron?