A Labour councillor has been reported to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales after allegedly not declaring an interest during a vote to award council bosses huge pay rises.
Pay rises running into tens of thousands of pounds were awarded to 21 senior managers at Caerphilly County Borough Council by a committee in September.
One of the managers to receive a pay rise was Gareth Hardacre, the council’s head of human resources and organisational development. He was present at the meeting of the Senior Remuneration Committee on September 5 when rises for top managers, including himself, were approved.
Mr Hardacre’s father, Labour councillor David Hardacre, the cabinet member for performance and asset management, was present when the minutes of the committee meeting were received and noted at a full council meeting on October 9, but did not declare an interest.