Greetings and welcome to our humble new blog……it’s a real pleasure to have you along for the ride!
Some of you may already know our team from various FOI’s posted on the splendid What Do They Know website (www.whatdotheyknow.com) where we love to dig and delve a little into the background ops of local government and find out just how the hard-earned tax-payers money is being spent by those in the corridors of power.
Our armchair auditing hero is the multi-talented Derek Tickles who enjoys nothing better than holding the folks of the DCLG to account and we applaud him for his endeavours! Here’s hoping we can do the same …….
Since January 2011 we have submitted lots of interesting requests to Westminster City Council mostly relating to business links and spending data. The various replies received have only heightened our curiosity into the accounting practices of the richest borough in the UK, hence the need for a blog to take our research to a wider audience.
We are going to analyse and scrutinise to our hearts content and leave no stone unturned in our quest to armchair audit with the best of them. “Transparency, Transparency, Transparency ” will become our motto as we strive to pursue each FOI to its end.
Here’s a little peek at some of our fave requests so far……..
They really are something don’t you think????
Anyway folks this is where the hard works starts as we try to make sense of the nonsensical and take our investigations to the next level.
Do join us again soon!
B.Coleman and the gang