Tories risk our cash on vanity project



£20m down the drain if ‘flawed’ garden bridge scheme fails
by Sofia Lotto Persio
MORE than £20 million of public money is knowingly being risked by the Tories in the funding of London’s proposed garden bridge, the National Audit Office warned yesterday.
The spending watchdog’s probe into a multimillion-pound grant from the Department for Transport (DfT) to the Garden Bridge Trust found that concerned civil servants had sought a formal direction from ministers to commit more cash to the project due to its financial risk.
Their concerns were ignored by then prime minister David Cameron and... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 35
Source: Morning Star
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