Council concerned over electricity contracts
Filton town council have disclosed they had contracts in place where a broker is being used
last nights finance meeting, councillor Bill Moore chair of finance
expressed his disppointment that he had discovered the use of a broker
for an electricity contract dating back to June last year.
addressed the meeting to say had it not been for the need to sign a new
contract he would not have been made aware of the fact that they were
paying for a "middle man" to deal with their contract. He went on to say had he not investigated he would have been none the wiser
has instructed the use of brokers for council contract was not
appropriate and that he was disappointed with the clerk to council for
not highlighting the issue. He also confirmed that the credit rating for
Filton town council was 3 out of a possible 100 score.
Monk, chair of Filton council said that despite requesting a schedule of
contracts from the council's administration on "several occasions"
councillors had yet to see sight of it.
An action plan to review all contracts in place to see if any others use a broker has now been initiated