Just before Christmas we learnt that the Council would receive £1.4 million as an insurance pay out following the highways fraud from two years ago.
It was brought to light in April 2022, that under the previous Labour administration’s watch millions of pounds had gone missing due to fraudulent activity within the Highways department.
After the Harrow Conservatives gained control of the Council in May 2022, we were shocked to learn that the Labour administration had failed to submit an insurance claim for the stolen money. One of the first actions of the new Conservative administration was to make a claim, before the deadline expired.
As a result of this swift decision, we learned last month that the Council will recover £1.4 million through the insurance claim, in a major win for Harrow taxpayers.
Cllr Paul Osborn, Leader of the Council, said:
“I am very pleased that the council has successfully pursued a substantial recovery of the money lost in a highly publicised highway fraud in 2021. £1.4 million was paid out against our insurance claim just before Christmas and will be spent on fixing potholes and maintaining our roads.”