The Fraud Investigation goes on.

When I was told that Wiveliscombe Town Council had reported Taunton Deane to the Serious Fraud Office for allegedly misappropriating council tax to the tune of several million pounds I shared my concerns in the House of Commons. The SFO has now decided that the case is not one for them to pursue. But the SFO went out their way to tell Wiveliscombe that this was in no way a reflection on the validity of the complaint. When they informed Wiveliscombe of their decision they made it abundantly clear that the matter still deserved a full investigation and recommended a referral to Action Fraud, the National Fraud Bureau run by City Of London police. Wiveliscombe wasted no time in referring the case and has now been given an official crime number. So much for yesterday’s pompous Council Press Release!