County Hall boss suspended from job

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The Chief Executive of Lancashire County Council is to face a disciplinary investigation after being suspended from his post.

The county council’s Urgency Committee made the decision to suspend Phil Halsall in a meeting held at County Hall earlier today.

Mr Halsall, has been suspended from work pending the outcome of an independent review of the tender process for a contract to run the council’s fleet services.

The Urgency Committee has also appointed Jo Turton, the council’s Executive Director for Environment, as interim Chief Executive with immediate effect.