Public sector staff in Yorkshire who have been suspended from their jobs have been paid £7.5m while off work, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Yorkshire Evening Post report:
Sexual assault, maltreatment of patients and drug and alcohol abuse are among a catalogue of allegations faced by public sector workers suspended on full pay in Yorkshire.
More than £7.5m of taxpayers’ cash has been paid to council, police and health service employees accused of misconduct over the last three years, it has emerged.
Some have been paid sums of up to £100,000 while investigations have dragged on for as long as three years, figures released in response to a Freedom of Information request show.