Stockport Council uses a figure of £1450/m2 for the toxic waste dump school.

In the second document they explain away the massive rise from £5.5m to £10m over a few months by explaining it in part with a rise in area from 2600m2 to 3185m2. They cost this increase at £1.050m. However 3185 – 2600 = an increase of 585m2 @ £1450 = £848,250 and not £1.050m – a financial irregularity of £201,750.

I have been trying for well over five years to get Steve Houston, Stockport’s Director of Finance to respond regarding this large irregularity. I have asked all the LibDem Executive Councillors, the Chief Executive et al. There is a fraud and financial irregularities policy at Stockport, but it is not a functioning one. Apparently it is “vexatious” of me to mention this.