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Reality of Youth Services activities begins to emerge from Council smokescreen

Reality of Youth Services activities begins to emerge from Council smokescreen

Details of the dubious activities of Lutfur Rahman’s Youth Services team slowly seep out from the Town Hall yet many questions remain unanswered – one of them being if the officers responsible for Youth Services, Andy Bamber and Dinar Hossain, are being called to account?Andy Bamber was Service Head for Safer Communities, Crime Reduction Services, […]

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Tower Hamlets First Councillor Shahed Ali pleads guilty to housing fraud

By on September 26, 2016 in News, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments
Tower Hamlets First Councillor Shahed Ali pleads guilty to housing fraud

Cllr. Shahed Ali (Tower Hamlets First Or Whatever They Are On Tuesdays, Whitechapel) appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court today in relation to one count of housing fraud under Section 3 of the Fraud Act 2006 (fraud by failing to disclose information).It seems Cllr. Ali failed to notify the council of a change in his circumstances […]

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Mayor establishes independent corruption ‘Clear Up’ team

By on September 16, 2016 in Corruption, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments
Mayor establishes independent corruption ‘Clear Up’ team

In an attempt to bring to a close the most shameful period of Tower Hamlet’s history the Council is setting up a ‘Clear Up’ team to rid the borough of the last of Rahman’s corruption.The team will investigate outstanding allegations which may have taken place between October 2010 and June 2016.To submit an allegation about […]

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Council Payments To Suppliers Open Data worse than under Lutfur

By on September 13, 2016 in Data Stories, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments
Council Payments To Suppliers Open Data worse than under Lutfur

One part of ridding Tower Hamlets of a corrupt mayor in 2014 was the proof that council grants were being made on the basis of who you voted for, not what you needed. This was done using ‘Open Data’ published on the council’s website.It is ironic that over a year later, with a democratically elected Labour […]

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Tower Hamlets Council takes part in National Fraud Initiative

Tower Hamlets Council takes part in National Fraud Initiative

Ouch! If you are fiddling the council it looks like you are just about to get found out as Tower Hamlets is taking part in a countrywide anti-fraud data matching exercise. The 2016 National Fraud Initiative (NFI) is being managed by the Cabinet Office and data being matched includes: Tenancy and right to buy records Payroll […]

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