Hub refurbishment costs ‘spiralled out of control’

By Dan Peters | 27 September 2017

Auditors have blamed ‘poor budget management’ after the cost of a Herefordshire Council project to provide a joint customer services hub spiralled out of control.

A report found evidence that officers ‘knowingly disregarded council process and procedure,’ leading to a ‘substantive increase’ in the cost of the Blueschool House refurbishment from £950,000 to £1.9m.

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