Scandal-hit care firm finally pays back £200,000 in public cash it has owed for years

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£200,000 owed to Leicester City Council by a care home firm has been paid back after lawyers were drafted in.

The money, which Leicestershire County Care Ltd owed the authority after taking on some of its care homes in 2009, landed in the council’s account on Friday - months after it was initially promised.

After the firm deferred on the final payment again at the end of March, the city council called in lawyers to start the process of reclaiming the cash.

Councillors being updated on the matter at an adult social care scrutiny meeting were told that the council could repossess one of LCCL’s homes as a last resort if the company didn’t pay up.

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At that time, council officers said the company was ignoring calls and hadn’t

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