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Labour and Tory Councillors agreed to spend in Tower Hamlets: Chief Exef: £200,000, 237 community organisations: £0
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Labour and Tory Councillors agreed to spend in Tower Hamlets: Chief Exef: £200,000, 237 community organisations: £0

    Tower Hamlets Labour and Tory Councillors united in the last week of August and agreed to spend up to £200,000 a year employing an additional senior officer. Just weeks after 237 community organisations learned that John Biggs’s Administration did not have enough money to give them grants to run vital services. Why did Tower Hamlets Council have to appoint a Chief Executive? By law, Councils are required to have a “Head of Paid Service”, who takes on certain statutory functions. These functions are often taken on by an officer called “chief executive” – but they do not have to be. In Tower Hamlets, the head of paid service functions have been taken on by various senior officers since the last Chief Executive left. Lutfur Rahman’s Administration did not fill the post of Chi...