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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 Transparency Commission begins work

By on August 3, 2015 in Corruption, Council grant funding
Tower Hamlets Council Transparency Commission begins work

Many things have changed in Tower Hamlets since the democratic election of a directly elected Mayor a couple of months back.First radical change was the democratic election of a directly elected Mayor.Second radical change was no photographs whatsoever of the new Mayor in East End Life this week. None.Seems the cult of personality that has […]

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Child Poverty in Tower Hamlets mapped by ward

By on October 26, 2014 in Data Stories, Investigations with 0 Comments
Child Poverty in Tower Hamlets mapped by ward

Using data from End Child Poverty this map shows the variation in child poverty across Tower Hamlets.  At 49% overall our borough has the highest rate in London.For further context on this subject please see Grants Distribution by Ward.This map is best viewed in full screen.  

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Tower Hamlets Council grants by electoral ward (Detailed table)

Tower Hamlets Council grants by electoral ward (Detailed table)

Tower Hamlets Council documents show the distribution by electoral ward of £6,752,416 of funds in four grant ‘pots’ to organisations across the Borough.  The four grant pots are: £580,000 Community Faith Buildings Support Scheme (CFBS) £405,712  Community Chest £161,800 Community Events £5,604,904 Main Stream Grants (MSG) scheme The below is the full list of Tower Hamlets […]

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What is funded by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets ‘Special Projects’ unit?

What is funded by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets ‘Special Projects’ unit?

Payments in excess of £1m via a ‘Special Projects’ unit within Tower Hamlets council have been revealed by examination of Open Data and responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. The payments of £1,176,874 over four years have all been paid to Comensura Ltd, a recruitment agency managed services provider based in Luton. Tower Hamlets council has […]

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