Between 1st April 2013 and 30th October 2014, 27 card holders in Tower Hamlets Council’s Youth Service spent a total of £470,865 using council credit cards.
Mr Abzal Ali authorised £414,726 of AP1 payments during the 15 months for which we have data. He is now Interim Head of Youth Service.
In a 15 month period five members of Tower Hamlets Youth Service authorised AP1 Voucher payments totalling £1,288,815.
Tower Hamlets Council’s Youth Service still seems to be in trouble. Nothing new there then. Odd that it is always Youth Services though, innit?
Clean Up Board allegation CU 023 was that the procurement process for the LBTH Summer Youth Programme 2016 was a sham. And it was. But nothing happened.
Today we start to publish the results of our investigations into the Poplar Papers. In this introduction we explain how everyone in Tower Hamlets was conned.
Break over, let’s get busy shall we? It’s been very quiet around Wapping Mole HQ for some time now. Too quiet.
In 2011 a whistleblower alleged that Labour councillors were involved in the creation of posts in the Youth Service and giving them to friends and family.
Evidence bundle known as the Poplar Papers has been released – and the corruption in LBTH goes back all the way to 2008. At least.
The Employment Tribunal has made an order that the evidence bundles in the case of Mark Edmunds v LBTH (aka the Poplar Papers) should be released to the media.
The employment tribunal case of Mark Edmunds v London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) resumed on Tuesday 10th December last week and the tribunal judge is now considering the verdict.