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Saturday 3 January 2009 10.55am
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43525628582

The aim of this group is to help provide scrutiny on the decisions of our elected representatives in Lambeth.

How is our money being spent? How could it be spent better?

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Sunday 4 January 2009 6.25pm
Lambeth faces fraud inquiry over 22m housing black hole

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23602447-details/Lambeth+faces+fraud+inquiry+into+%C2%A322m+housing+black+hole/article.do

Katharine Barney, Evening Standard
16.12.08

COUNCIL bosses are facing an investigation over a possible 22million overspend in housing budgets.

A catalogue of errors and mismanagement led to the shortage in Lambeth council's finances, which could cost each taxpayer an average of 220.

Now a cross-party commission has recommended investigation into the possibility of fraud after private landlords were paid for houses that were lying empty. Their report, to be released on Thursday, says the group was "astounded" at the "reckless" behaviour concerning the use of private sector properties to house the homeless.

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