Yet another inquiry needed? Financial Incompetence threatens business

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The Council are pretty keen to offload blame for their current debt problems on the Tories for their changes to the allocation of state subsidies,  changes that favour Tory councils. What they don’t point out is that immediately after Tony … Continue reading

South Yorkshire Digital Region closure looming!

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  thinkbroadband seem to have broken this tale of the disaster that Digital Region has become: South Yorkshire Digital Region closure looming  has become Tuesday 18 February 2014 10:30:14 by Andrew Ferguson Users of the Digital Region network in South … Continue reading

Yorkshire Post Exclusive – Taxpayer facing huge bills as digital network remains unused

The spiralling cost to four Yorkshire councils of bailing out a disastrous publicly-owned internet project could soar beyond 50m?

By Jack Blanchard, Political Editor
Published on Tuesday 21 August 2012 08:52

The spiralling cost to four Yorkshire councils of bailing out a disastrous publicly-owned internet project could soar beyond £50m after its managers posted enormous losses for the second year running.

Newly-published documents reveal Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley Councils paid out tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money last year to prop up the ailing Digital Region project, at the very time they were forced to slash spending on front-line services. Read on…….

Many thanks go to the observant contributor who brought this interesting story to our attention. Remember, readers and contributors are our ‘eyes and ears’, spot something interesting? Email it in to Rothpol please.

Previously on Rotherham Politics:

Superfast Broadband Chaos?

This interesting story of much woe in the roll out of the super fast broadband network that has promised much but delivered little, can be brought to Rotherham Politics readers due to the observant “A regular reader” to whom we … Continue reading →