We’ve heard this from two separate sources, and it will have been a decision made by boss Mr Maxwell. We know that Councilors were simply told about his arbitrary imposition of “no jab, no entry” for the public to libraries, swimming pools and halls, and this is sure to have been made by him, too.

Given that KCDC has a big problem attracting and retaining staff, that is going to make the situation worse. KCDC even produced a video in September encouraging people to work there. Mr Maxwell could be finding 40-50 of his staff telling him to Stuff it and thus they will be collecting 4 weeks redundancy pay. But there might be others who decide to fight it, keeping Simpson Grierson busy.