Controversy as estates worth £2.5m being run by Edinburgh council



Nearly 400 people have their money managed by Edinburgh city council after being deemed unfit to look after their own affairs.
Figures released for the first time show 398 fortunes worth almost £2.5 million are currently handled by the authority.
Such corporate appointeeships have proven controversial in the past after campaigners raised conflict of interest concerns over care providers also acting as financial guardians.
“With regards to local authorities acting as corporate appointee they should very much be the last resort if no family members or close friends can be found to undertake... read more

 
16 April 2018 in Politics, Views: 58
Source: Scotsman
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