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Inverclyde Chief Executive Resigns after Damning Audit Report

Magazine article Public Finance

Inverclyde Chief Executive Resigns after Damning Audit Report

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The chief executive of a Scottish council severely criticised by Audit Scotland is to resign.

Robert Cleary has agreed to step down from his post with Inverclyde Council after the authority was labelled the worst performing in Scotland with a damning report by Audit Scotland in June.

The watchdog said 'urgent and remedial action was needed to correct a decade of weak leadership under previous Labour administrations and the current Liberal Democrat controlling group.

Cleary, who has been with the council and its predecessor for almost 30 years, had been under pressure to consider his position. Although details of his financial package have not been given officially, insiders claim that he will leave with a lump sum of about £130,000 and a pension deal worth around £45,000 a year. …

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