Wirral Council reclaim their regular slot in Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs after a much-needed Halliday

Let’s give this another run out. It’s highly educational. All about CAPTURED, alleged ‘Council auditors and investigators’………….who get themselves compromised.

Wirral In It Together


Some background (nowhere near exhaustive)

Stewart Halliday allegedly defrauded a six-figure sum in public money during his time at York City Council.  York have an internal audit and fraud agency called “Veritau” who stress that they are not public servants and judging by the two phone calls we had with them (below) are not really capable of acting independently from York City Council, i.e. in the public interest.

Little wonder then that no investigation into Stewart Halliday appears to have ever been mounted by them.  We contacted them in April 2017 and again in May 2018 with as much of the detail as we could locate, but despite their professed, public determination to root out fraudsters, and to publicise successful prosecutions as a deterrent, it wasn’t enough of a clarion call for them to act on it or do anything at all about it. They never got back to…

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Campaigner for open government. Wants senior public servants to be honest and courageous. It IS possible!
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