A TOP LABOUR councillor has called for an urgent inquiry into the “wasted millions” incurred by the partnership between Thurrock Council and Vertex.
Since 2005, Vertex has provided the council with a wide range of services including administration, customer services, human resources, revenues and benefits and highways engineering and transport.
A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed the costs of the partnership.
Grays Riverside Councillor, Carl Morris has slammed the waste and contrasted the “profligacy” with the £8 million worth of proposed cuts that the council have ear-marked.
Council Leader Garry Hague has robustly defended the partnership and that interview can be seen
The breakdown of the contract are as follows:
The additional revenue costs are:
2009 1,844,561 (April/May)