Council investigation into procurement abuse allegations leads to staff being suspended

North Lanarkshire Council carried out an internal investigation into the the allegations
North Lanarkshire Council carried out an internal investigation into the the allegations

North Lanarkshire Council has suspended three members of staff following the completion of an internal audit investigation.

The audit was carried out following allegations contained in a letter to the council leader in April relating to potential abuse of the council’s procurement processes.

At the time Councillor Jim Logue stated: “If true, they are extremely serious.”

Council chief executive Paul Jukes said: “I received an extensive report from internal audit on Friday.

“Having considered the report, I have taken the decision to suspend three members of staff from Corporate Property and Procurement on full pay to allow for a disciplinary investigation to take place.

“The council will have no further comment to make while this disciplinary investigation is carried out.”