Complaints of cronyism and corruption in Tower Hamlets

Here’s just one of the problems identified in today’s PwC report, as reported by the Evening Standard:

Poplar Town Hall, a Grade II listed building, was sold for £875,000 to a political supporter of Mr Lutfah even though the bid arrived late, and after rival bids had been opened, which created a “risk of bid manipulation”. A higher offer was rejected, contrary to independent advice, and the winner was later allowed to change his contract.

Ted Jeory’s take on the damning report can be read here, and Andrew Coates has collated a very helpful summary of key findings and media coverage.