A Parish Council Clerk has submitted an expenses claim for over £695 for glasses for DSE use which was agreed by all but opposed by one Councillor who, because he had voted against it, was subjected to a nasty email by another Councillor accusing him of bullying the clerk for not agreeing to it. This email was copied to all others plus the clerk who also attacked him in a separate email for questioning the price of the glasses. Additionally, he has been informed that the amount they will pay for the glasses will not be disclosed to the precept payers as it is a health issue and therefore confidential. Having looked at the relevant guidance, only glasses for DSE use are to be paid for by the employer and this seems way over and above what would normally be paid. Having checked other Parish Councils, they seem to have a limit of around £100 to include glasses specifically for DSE use and basic frames. The glasses claimed for by the clerk are not for DSE use only. Normally, anything over and above what is required would be paid for by the employee. The nasty emails to the Councillor for not agreeing to the amount are also of concern as they had a majority anyway. The intimidation he has suffered has been very upsetting for him. Any advice would be welcome.