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.