Council staff in Brighton and Hove have been overpaid more than £1 million over three years.
More than 700 staff have been invoiced by Brighton and Hove City Council to recover the cash.
But more than £215,000 was still owed when the council answered a freedom of information (FoI) request about the overpayments earlier this year. The amount recovered totalled £837,000.
The information was shared with thousands of people this afternoon (Monday 5 May) when it was tweeted by Greg Hadfield, of the Brighton and Hove Independent free weekly newspaper.
— Greg Hadfield (@GregHadfield) May 5, 2014
The total overpaid rose from almost £320,000 in 2010-11 to more than £400,000 in 2012-13.
The council said that it was still owed more than £5,800 from the 2010-11 financial year, £64,000 from almost £330,000 overpaid in 2011-12 and almost £145,000 from 2012-13.
The average overpayment was £2,155.38 in 2010-11, £1,134.78 in 2011-12 and £1,414.09 in 2012-13. The biggest single overpayment was £38,490.00.
The FoI request and the council’s response have also been published on the website What Do They Know.
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