The chief finance officer at a council that is effectively bankrupt has resigned from his role.
Thurrock Council in Essex has asked the government for exceptional financial support after admitting it has a £469m funding black hole following a series of failed investments.
Sean Clark, the council’s corporate director of resources, was warned about “unprecedented” risks being taken.
A council spokesman said he tendered his resignation, which was accepted.
Mr Clark’s last day was scheduled to be 12 April.
Conservative-run Thurrock said earlier this week he had been paid £58,556.47 in salary this financial year, and £11,594 in pension contributions, since his suspension in September.
The former council chief executive Lyn Carpenter resigned with immediate effect last month.