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Canterbury City Council credit card spending tops £150,000

Canterbury City Council credit card spending.
Canterbury City Council credit card spending.

EXCLUSIVE by Joe Walker

More than £150,000 was spent on corporate credit cards by Canterbury City Council staff last year.

A total of 2,300 transactions were made by 91 card holders – an average of 25 each – on everything from flowers to fast food.

The figures, released after a request under the Freedom of Information Act, show the total spent as £156,483.

That equates to £3,000 a week, almost £500 a day and more than £17 every hour.

Of the total, £18,571 was recorded as being spent on hotels and resorts, including £2,325 putting up chief executive Colin Carmichael (pictured right) and three councillors at a two-day conference last July.

Read the full story in this week's Kentish Gazette.

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