Sheffield chief apologises for Whitehall leaving do

By Dan Peters | 14 January 2022

The chief executive officer of Sheffield City Council has apologised for having her Whitehall leaving do while coronavirus restrictions were in place.

In a statement, Kate Josephs, who was director general of the Cabinet Office’s COVID taskforce from July 2020 to December 2020, admitted gathering with colleagues for office drinks on the evening of December 17 to mark her departure from the civil service.

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