Residents in Wirral are owed more than £400,000 three years after overpaying for their accommodation a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Wirral Globe report:

DISMAY and anger has greeted news vulnerable residents in council care are still waiting to be repaid hundreds of thousands of pounds they were wrongly charged for their accommodation.

The overcharging was at the centre of a scandal exposed in the Globe in 2008 by former Department of Adult Social Services manager-turned-whistleblower Martin Morton.

In 2010, the council finally acknowledged nearly 40 vulnerable adults collectively were owed more than £240,000.

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