I have blogged before about Nottingham City Council’s expenditure on a 200ft luxury yacht at an international event in Cannes and a party for over 300 guests. Finally the wider press have caught on. Nottingham was featured in an article in the Sunday Times yesterday about junkets at the taxpayers expense.
Today the Nottingham Evening Post has published an article about this expenditure. Although “council officers stressed last year that the entertainment had been paid for by sponsors”, the Evening Post reveals that
“In 2008, total council expenditure (on attending this event) was £74,000, with sponsorship contributing a further £85,000.”
Follow the link below to read either my earlier postings on this, or to read the Nottingham Evening Post article.