FORMER Bournemouth finance director claims she was told not to put concerns over a controversial outsourcing contract in writing for fear it would be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.

An employment tribunal heard Liz Wilkinson’s testimony of her time at Bournemouth Borough Council where she worked as Finance Director until January of this year.

Ms Wilkinson was suspended last October pending an investigation over her alleged conduct.

Reported by the Bournemouth Daily Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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