The Isles of Scilly Council has refused to release information under the Freedom of Information act detailing how much their leaving chief executive was paid off. 

Scilly Today report:

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has refused to disclose further details of the leaving package paid to outgoing chief executive, Philip Hygate.

Mr Hygate announced his early retirement on January 10th, ten weeks after being suspended from his role. He is expected to leave the islands on April 2nd.

Under a Freedom of Information request submitted two weeks ago, Radio Scilly asked for details of all payments made to Mr Hygate as part of his leaving package.

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