Whistleblowers’ fears not taken any further

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THERE were three cases of whistleblowing at Portsmouth City Council last year, a report has revealed.

Workers claimed money had been paid unlawfully in advance to a contractor and concerns were raised about child social care delays in the granting of a property lease.

Each allegation was investigated, but in each instance, no further action was taken by the authority and the cases were closed.

The findings will go before members of the council’s governance and audit and standards committee at a meeting on Friday.

The debate is happening at the civic offices from 2.30pm.

Also on the agenda is the issue of why around 5,000 residents entitled to housing benefit were left without their allowance earlier this month.

The error was blamed on a fault processing payments on time.