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Financial probity of Govt consultants questioned

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 08-Aug-07 04:59:23 PM

Mortgage Solutions reports that the National Audit Office (NAO) intends to undertake an investigation into the way the Department of Communities and Local Govt (DCLG) was advised by the consultants it hired to draw-up the certification schemes.

Vested Interests

Yes, that phrase again!

Apparently, the consultants had share options in the companies they recommended to run the schemes:

The consultants had been brought in to draw up 'certification schemes' to vet and police the new army of home inspectors; yet the Department for Communities & Local Government did not engage in a proper bidding process, and the consultants hired had share options in the firms they recommended to run the lucrative scheme.

Full story: Watchdog slams Government over HIPs

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