Thursday, September 22, 2011

Property department colluded with building contractors

Corruption claims against Edinburgh council officials

BBC Scotland has uncovered evidence of possible fraud and serious wrongdoing in building works overseen by Edinburgh City Council. There are calls for a review of recent work carried out under the statutory notice system, which allows the council to order repairs to private homes. The BBC heard claims of bribes being offered by contractors, overcharging, unnecessary and poor quality work. Under the statutory notice system, which is unique to Edinburgh, the council can intervene to organise repair work for private properties when the owners cannot reach agreement. Experts commissioned by BBC Scotland found that the residents had been over-charged, and that some of the repairs were unnecessary, of poor quality and may actually have made the buildings worse.

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8 thoughts on “Property department colluded with building contractors

  • and to think there are people who do not believe in council corruption, it happens in every council in the UK

    just look at where they placed an aldi distribution centre in green belt and how many people involved in that scandal have taken early retirement and how the noise levels for planning where located where they would not effect people, rather than noise testing points located in peoples gardens, how the local mp for the same area wont get involved, typical corruption

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  • Indeed. We are as capable of being as bent as the most corrupt countries. MP’s expenses, phone hacking and Police collusion for money, cooncils. Thieving from the populace is the new black.

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  • Indeed. We are as capable of being as bent as the most corrupt countries. MP’s expenses, phone hacking and Police collusion for money, cooncils. Thieving from the populace is the new black. I have a feeling this may appear twice. Ho hum.

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  • AAAARRRGGGHHHH Shock horror (Hands covering face) Corruption in the council, how could this be!

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  • who do you think benefitted from the cancelled £12 BILLION nhs computer system?

    not the nhs!

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  • probably gordon browns mates who started building it

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  • Something really stinks in Edinburgh. There’s to be a public enquiry into the great Tram Fiasco (ripping up Princes St for a pointless tramline which has gone massively over schedule and budget and there’s talk of traders suing the council for millions for lost trade, lost EU grants etc).
    http://news.stv.tv/scotland/267939-salmond-bides-time-on-edinburgh-trams-fiasco/

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  • Corruption in a gov’t organisation. I can’t believe it!

    Next thing you know, someone will be alleging that gov’t will be processing new regulations to ease building restrictions on ‘Green-belt’, just to help their mates (And themselves) increase their own land values.

    Strange also, that this easing of regulations happens so soon after the proposed selling off of woods and forests. Don’t you think? I know they u-turned on this, but perhap the wheels were already in motion?

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