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Wed October 28 2020

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Police investigate Edinburgh housing repair contract scam

9 Nov 10 Police are investigating allegations of malpractice by an Edinburgh City Council official during the award of housing repair contracts.

The contracts, worth £4.5m, are thought to have been awarded without being put out to tender.

The council official has been suspended following claims that he received money from a firm for awarding them contracts.

Other allegations include overcharging for work, and repairs not being up to an acceptable standard.

The council said it took “appropriate action”, pending the investigation.

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