Special council meeting will discuss plan to implement auditor’s recommendations

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Nottingham City Council will hold a special council meeting on Thursday 27th August to respond to a Report in the Public Interest carried out by external auditors into the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy.

The council has accepted all recommendations made by the auditor and is fully committed to implementing them.

At the meeting, to be held at 2pm, members of the City Council will discuss the auditor’s report and an action plan that has been drawn up by the council to address its recommendations. Members of the public will be able to follow the meeting online here and clicking on the link that will appear nearer the time. The accompanying documents including the action plan will be available to view there from 6pm this Wednesday, August 19th.

Councillor David Mellen, the Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We very much regret the past failings in the Council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy. We accept the findings of this report which, despite our best intentions, reveal failures in the Council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy over the several years following the formation of the company.

“The report makes a number of recommendations to review our current practice of company governance which we are fully committed to carrying out. Some of the recommendations have already started to be put into place while a review of future options for RHE will be completed shortly.

“There is much more to do however, and the council is working hard to try to protect as much of its investment in the company as possible.”

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