Ministers have confirmed that the project to make Rotherham the world's first "children's capital of culture" will continue, after our investigation revealed that the project was receiving almost £2 million of taxpayer funding.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, which published the findings, Elliot Keck, investigations campaign manager at the TaxPayers' Alliance said:
‘Taxpayers are tired of real concerns being batted away by endless bureaucratic reviews.
‘The fact that this scheme was ever considered in the first place raises questions about how civil servants assess funding applications.
'The Department should make clear that not a penny more will be given to this project.’