Brent Council spent nearly �11m on temp staff last year

Figure revealed in a report due to go before the Executive on Monday

Brent Council spent nearly �11million on temporary staff last year, a report has shown.

The report, due to go before Brent Council’s Executive on Monday (10), proposes a new contract for employing temporary staff that gives the council more say over who is hired.

It reveals �10.7m was spent in 2011/12 with a company called Comensura.

The council’s with Comensura it is due to expire in January next year.

The report says: “The Council has a need for temporary staff, to fill vacant posts in the short term and on an interim basis, to manage fluctuations in workload and to obtain specialist skills quickly when the need arises.”