"Political point-scoring has been put ahead of good government" in Tower Hamlets, say TPA

November 04, 2014 12:00 PM

Responding to the publication of a PwC report into Council practices in Tower Hamlets, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“This is a damning report that suggests political point-scoring has been put ahead of good government in Tower Hamlets. It would appear that far from delivering for local residents, the Mayor has created a personal fiefdom at the top of the Council in which transparency and accountability are secondary concerns. The findings in the report deserve a full and thorough investigation by the relevant authorities.

“It is a credit to the tenacity of journalists and local residents that these allegations have come to light. It seems that those around the Mayor, rather than challenging the behaviour of the Council, have attempted to discredit those who have raised questions, occasionally at taxpayers’ expense. If there are any skeletons in the closet at the Town Hall, they must be brought out.”


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Notes to editors

1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and now with 80,000 supporters, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) fights to reform taxes, cut spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at www.taxpayersalliance.com

2, The full report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/370277/140311_-_final_inspection_report.pdf

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