Mazars independent investigation report

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Scarborough Borough Council has published the report into an independent review, carried out by Mazars, of the council’s investigation into whistleblowing allegations received in 2014.

Speaking about the report, Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council said:

“I have instructed officers to publish a copy of the Mazars report with the unanimous support of the cross party panel of councillors to whom the report was delivered.

“Unfortunately Mazars was unwilling to grant the council permission to disclose the report publicly, however I have taken the decision that there is a significant overriding public interest in doing so. Indeed it has always been my intention that this report would be publicly available.

“The report followed an independent and comprehensive investigation and I fully accept the outcome of this process.

“Importantly, within its report Mazars stated that ‘…During the course of our work, we have not become aware of any additional evidence that may support the Complainant’s Allegations.’

“The council is already in the process of implementing the recommended amendments to policy and procedure and will continue to move forward in a constructive manner.”

The report can be viewed in full below or you can read it here.