The IT f**kup first, althouth it has been discussed in other forums
Highly customised SAP installation (been in for > a decade) is decided to be replaced with vanilla Oracle system
No customomisation. So they can continue to load upgrades.
Not sure how much documenting of the exiisting system they did, or how much mapping of existing tasks to new Oracle system. Not nearly enough I'd say
Genius f**king plan.
In the process they also discovered a small number of people with empty 2nd homes, who they dropped a 3x basic council tax bill backdated to 2013 in some case, which was as far as the regs in the ammended version of the Local Govt Finance Act 1992 allowed them (From 0 debt to 10s of £1000s instantly. Yes that is legal. And there is no appeal process I'm told. Quite the Kafkesque nightmare in fact)
But the big one was the notion that the Equal Pay Act (1970) somehow didn't apply to them. :-(
They tried to sort that one out a decade ago.
F**ked that up and now it's come back to bite them again.
I say get the stupid f**king halfwitted Councillors (and the Senior staffers who advised them) who are still alive and were resposnible for each tranche of f**kwittedness and make them pay.
Sure the Council won't get all the money they need but a bunch of misogynistic Aholes being made bankrupt sends a pretty good message for the future.