Council waste burns £11.5m of your cash

By Laura Paterson

Published: 09/01/2014

A POWERFUL spending watchdog has launched a scathing attack on Highland Council for wasting £11.5million of public money on a failed community heating scheme.

The Account’s Commission’s final report on the Caithness Heat and Power debacle has branded it an example to other local authorities of how not to run an arm’s length organisation.

It said the green energy scheme led to a “serious” loss of public money and added there were “significant deficiencies” in the way it was managed.

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