We know it wasn’t Devon County Council- they are quoted as saying they will object. It doesn’t seem it is Somerset County Council as DCC mentions that it believes they will also object.
So, we have a very strange situation where the CEO’s of the two counties involved seem to have no power over the people who are supposed to work on behalf of the two counties.
If enough other board members (including our own Paul Diviani) agree, presumably the increase will go ahead.
Remember, this money will not come out of their own budgets but from us, the taxpayers – and we have NEVER been asked if we agree to this.