Government Report Damns Hackney Council

An Audit Commission Report published this week has slammed Hackney Council for its dismal record on providing services to the community. The inspection was carried out by the Audit Commission with assistance from District Audit, OFSTED and the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI), and concludes that Hackney has very serious financial and service delivery problems which the Council does not have the capacity to solve without additional help.

The full text of the report can be found at

While it’s easy to say “we told you so” the report does offer an insight into just how mired in scandal and incompetence the council has been, and still is if the next round of cuts is anything to go by.

We must elect councillors who truly represent the working class people of the borough, not this group of self-serving careerists.