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SBC’s Auditors Sanctioned

SBC’s Auditors Sanctioned by TIM HICKS and NIGEL WARD ~~~~~ Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) has for many years been audited by MAZARS LLP. So it will come as a surprise to our readers that the accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting [...]

January 13, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

DIXON Ducks ‘n’ Dives in Whitby Harbour Storm

DIXON Ducks ‘n’ Dives in Whitby Harbour Storm – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering a tentative interpretation of events at a recent Council meeting – and subsequent correspondence. ~~~~~ Last year, Scarborough Borough Council’s External Auditor [...]

November 1, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Officers’ Silence is Golden

Officers’ Silence is Golden – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, sharing some informed and well-sourced opinions on the trajectory of the ARGOS saga. ~~~~~ Once again, I must apologise in advance for the great length and detail [...]

October 26, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

“Train Crash!”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-twenty-ninth in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

July 18, 2021 Photoons

The Rape of Whitby Harbour

The Rape of Whitby Harbour – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering an attempted ‘All You Need to Know’ guide to the action against SBC regarding what one Councillor has described as ‘an act of corporate plunder’. ~~~~~ Background [...]

July 7, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

“SBC Auditors Controversy”

“SBC Auditors Controversy” As well as covering crime and parliamentary affairs, Tim Hicks is also a Chartered Accountant. The Enquirer asked him for his opinion on the recent Financial Reporting Council report into the quality of the local authority audits [...]

November 5, 2020 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

Birds of a Feather 

Birds of a Feather  an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, drawing readers’ attention to a rather damning indictment of our local authority’s auditors. ~~~~~ Allow me to introduce readers to an organisation with which they (and, I suspect, [...]

November 1, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

That Cornwall £3M Loan

That Cornwall £3M Loan Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY has been doing some homework on the subject of that £3 million short-term loan to Cornwall (Unitary) Council – and thereby spins a speculative tale of runaway debt, with a very disturbing [...]

September 2, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC 5-yrs Overdue Accounts: MAZARS Update

SBC 5-yrs Overdue Accounts: MAZARS Update Regular readers will be aware that Scarborough Borough Council’s accounts have not been signed off since the 2014/15 Council financial year. The prime cause of this five-year delay rests with the legal action brought [...]

July 16, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC – in the Eye AGAIN!

SBC – in the Eye AGAIN! For the second time this month, Scarborough Borough Council has made it into the pages of the Private Eye magazine, this time on its old stamping ground – the ‘Rotten Boroughs’ column – where [...]

February 22, 2018 Private Eye, Scarborough Borough Council