Conflict of interest and investigation in Nottingham (Future Jobs Fund)

Members of the council’s Standards Committee are considering whether they should investigate Councillor Hassan Ahmed because he took part in a decisions to award a contract worth £500,000 of public money to a company where he was director and chairman.

Mr Ahmed has been a director of FEBA, a business support organisation, since it was first registered in 1993. He is also its chairman.

FEBA was awarded 50 job placements under the Future Jobs Fund scheme, each placement attracting funding of approximately £10,000 to cover wages, costs, as well as training and support.

In her report, which has been leaked to the Post, the District Auditor says that Mr Ahmed recorded an interest in FEBA in the city council’s Register of Interests. He told her he had not received any payments from FEBA during his tenure as a city councillor.

But Ms Sunderland says she is of the view Mr Ahmed had a personal and prejudicial interest in the company since the firm stood to make a financial gain as a result of the contract.


Read more in the Nottingham Post

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