Liverpool City Council - conduct of garbage contractors

The ICAC investigated the activities of two Liverpool City Council (LCC) contractors. The investigation into the first contractor concerned alleged irregularities in the disposal of LCC waste. The investigation into the other contractor examined allegations that it had deliberately failed to meet contract specifications or, in some instances, did not actually carry out work for which it was paid.

In its report on this investigation, made public on 31 July 2001, the ICAC made no findings of corrupt conduct against any person and stated its opinion that consideration should not be given to the prosecution of, or taking of disciplinary action against, any person.

The ICAC identified a number of deficiencies in the LCC's administration of the relevant contracts and listed eight key points to manage corruption risks associated with contracting by the public sector.

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