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Tower Hamlet’s dodgy grants – a Wapping story

Tower Hamlet’s dodgy grants – a Wapping story

Update 13 May 2015: Below is a response from Tower Hamlets Council to this story which was received yesterday. “I have been asked to advise you that no grant agreements were signed, and no payments were made to the organisation named in your piece from the council’s Main Stream Grants programme (2012-15).  The organisation in […]

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Tower Hamlets audit report reveals grants funding shambles

Tower Hamlets audit report reveals grants funding shambles

A Tower Hamlets council audit report paints a grim picture of an almost total lack of control in relation to the awarding and monitoring of grants across the borough. The internal audit report, which covers the period September 2014 to November 2014, describes a culture within Tower Hamlets council that seems to have little or no interest in accounting […]

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Mayor’s office attempts to rewrite history – and fails.

Mayor’s office attempts to rewrite history – and fails.

A web page on Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s web blog  has been altered in an attempt to support the Mayor’s claims that he did not interfere in the allocation of grants.Examination of an archived version of the original blog page confirms that Mayor Lutfur Rahman had direct knowledge and involvement in the allocation of grants and that […]

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman is toast.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman is toast.

Some things in life are worth waiting for. This morning’s publication of the PwC report into Tower Hamlets Council was followed three hours later by a statement to the House of Commons by Eric Pickles MP, the Communities Secretary.While still in office it seems that Mayor Lutfur and his Tower Hamlets First administration are no […]

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PwC report on Tower Hamlets Council to be published 04 Nov

PwC report on Tower Hamlets Council to be published 04 Nov

The long awaited report by Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) will be published at 09.30 tomorrow Tuesday 04 November by the the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, will describe the Government’s response to the report in an oral statement in the House of Commons at approximately 12.30 later […]

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