More trouble for Caerphilly council who appear to be to human resources expertise what King Herod was to childcare. The Welsh local authority is one of four UK councils identified as using private investigation firms to check up on their own staff.
The information comes from disclosures by Big Brother Watch and FOI enquiries which estimate that £3.9 million has been spent by public bodies over the last two years on paying private investigators for surveillance work. The civil liberties group reports a growing use of private investigators by local and public authorities, particularly the number of times they are used without RIPA authorisation (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act).
There should be interesting conversations in the civic tomorrow.