An overhaul of the payroll system at Newham Council’s troubled repairs service is under way as it emerges that millions of taxpayers’ pounds have been handed out in staff bonuses.
The disposal of publicly-owned assets has earned Newham Council more than £185million over the past four years.
Members of the Muslim community have spoken of their fraught experience with the global “investment” scheme called Leverage, which scores of households in North and East London paid into.
A global “investment” scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.
London Fire Brigade spent more than £800,000 on Newham’s fire stations over four years, including £20,000 on the male showers at Stratford.
Councillors have insisted that the oversight failures that led to the disastrous overspend in the repairs and maintenance service will “never happen again”.
Newham council has called an extraordinary meeting as the fallout continues over alleged financial malpractice in one of its key departments.
The Mayor of Newham has given her take on last year’s vast overspend in council repairs, as highlighted by the Recorder. Here, we have published her response in full.
Ex-workers have spoken of a “1970s” working culture at Newham Council’s troubled repairs and maintenance service (RMS) as questions remain over why fraud allegations were not passed on to police.
Unions have noted “a step in the right direction” as it emerged Newham Council employees will see their old statutory pay reinstated.
Senior managers have been suspended and sacked for gross misconduct amid a catalogue of claims about financial malpractice.
Newham Council splurged £91.5m on five properties hundreds of miles away in a series of back-room decisions last year, an investigation has found.
Newham council is remaining tight-lipped about a reports it is launching a “truth commission” to explore allegations of corruption within its ranks.
After last week’s revelation that at least eight people have died homeless in Newham this year, we meet the people working to improve the lot of rough sleepers. Hannah Somerville reports from the Stratford Centre.
At least two homeless people have died at the Stratford Centre this year, and eight across Newham - but not all of them were recorded. Here, we tell their stories.
It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?
This is Nicole Schnappauf. She is the curriculum programme manager and teacher of mathematics. Find out her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc.
Meet Ismail as he settles into his first year at college.
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