“Arms-length” quangos

Call for inquiry into company where salaries ballooned and thousands spent on hospitality

Published Date: 14 March 2010
By David Leask

A CONSTRUCTION quango created by troubled former Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell more than doubled its wage bill for executives in just two years, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

City Building – previously a department of the local authority – allowed salaries for senior managers, some closely associated with the Labour Party, to balloon after it became a much-feted “arms-length” company wholly owned by the public.

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