Tag Archives: Human Resources

TAX EFFICIENT BOSSES JOY

Mystery surrounds the latest corporate brownnoser to get the ear of the gullible Reverend Rees – Jackie “YOU’RE FIRED!” McGeachie. How exactly is she getting paid?

Ms McGeachie, urgently drafted in from her LUCRATIVE interim HR role at the council by the Reverend to knock together a new organisational structure after the disappearance of his former brownoser-in-chief Big Wedge Klonowski, usually SELLS her services through her own company.

The former Tesco UNION BUSTING HR boss turned jobbing local authority interim high-earner worked for Barnet and Haringay councils through her company Jacquie McGeachie HR Consulting Ltd. So has she taken this well-known TAX EFFICIENT route – avoiding the little people’s PAYE tax obligations – in Bristol?

According to the council’s Expenditure Over £500 accounts – that they must publish every month – no payments have been made to Jacquie McGeachie HR Consulting Ltd. However, since arriving in the summer MYSTERY PAYMENTS have started appearing in the accounts.

A payment for £14,058.66 in August and £21,087.99 in July for ONE HR member of staff do appear. Paid to Carlisle Staffing PLC, the council’s employment agency supplier. Who was this money for?

Coincidentally, when McGeachie worked in Barnet, they started routing her and other HIGH-EARNING interims’ payments through Barnet’s contracted agency staff supplier – Hays – to disguise who the money was going to. This was after nosey journalists and bloggers started to consult Barnet’s list of published payments over £500 to view the huge tax efficient sums corporate consultants were TROUSERING from council tax-payers.

Surely ‘onest Marv wouldn’t resort to such a dishonest practice?

MARKETS: TONY HARVEY’S OLD BOSS GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT TO EXPOSE HIM IN THE PRESS!!!

**** ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER EMAIL COMES TO LIGHT ABOUT THE COUNCIL’S DERANGED MANAGEMENT OF THE MARKET SERVICE SCANDAL ****

**** UNACCOUNTABLE ‘TAX EFFICIENT’ CONSULTANT ON SIX FIGURE SALARY DROPS HARVEY IN IT AND BRAVELY RUNS AWAY! ****

Web Exclusive On 6 December 2012, Tony Harvey’s then boss, Mike “Tax efficient” Watts responded to a query from a  markets service whistleblower.

The whistlebloThe Markets Filewer was concerned that the recently published audit report into markets, which left every one of their complaints “UNRESOLVED” after six months of supposed investigation, was being ignored and buried by Watts, a highly paid consultant Service Director, and his useful idiot, Harvey who he had designated as his hatchet man.

Watts – or Capability and Performance Improvement Ltd as perhaps he should be known – was pointedly and directly asked about the whistleblower taking their complaints outside of the city council. Watts’ brusque reply was, “you are fully entitled to take up with any other authority you see fit and have been all along.”

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The tax efficient civil servant – “I don’t have to give a toss. Thanks for the cash and goodbye.”

So did Watts consider that the whistleblower might see the press as fit? And did this supposed human resources expert think through the potential implications of this for the staff he was responsible for and who would be in the direct line of fire?

But why would he give a toss? The greedy private sector consultant – who was not even an employee of Bristol City Council and who was paid by us council tax payers through a limited company to reduce his income tax bill – was off to take up another lucrative and unaccountable post waffling about HR for Southampton City Council!

So he wasn’t going to be around to pick up the pieces from his crap, macho man decisions was he? Talk about dropping other people in it …