Audit Commission to lauch Corby Cube overspend review

THE Audit Commission will be carrying out an independent review into the overspend at the Corby Cube.

Corby Council has carried out its own report into the cost of the town’s civic hub, but the commission has decided to carry out its own study after considering the one provided by the council.

The issue has provoked fierce debate in recent weeks, with the town’s Conservative group and MP Louise Mensch calling for the council to release its report in full.

The council says the overspend is £11.8m but Mrs Mensch says she believes the true figure is closer to £26m.

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie said: “We believe the decision of the Audit Commission to undertake its own independent review fully justifies our actions.”

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