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People Lead Story: Issue Issue 28 31 May 2012

Dowd hits back against claims questioning financial process at Merseytravel

Merseytravel chairman Mark Dowd has issued a statement denouncing local newspaper reports claiming that the district auditor had questioned Merseytravel’s process for allocating funding for some projects.

It was reported that the auditor had raised concerns about the renting of the new £2.8m-a-year HQ at Mann Island, and also questioned a retainer of £10,000/month paid to a public affairs company, and whether the award of certain contracts had followed correct process. Dowd...

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