In ERYC – False Advertising Claims I revealed how East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) “received not one penny from advertising income, yet they are claiming that they received £559,347“.
Under the Freedom of Information Act the information I receive from ERYC is in constant flux:
- Originally it was claimed that £1,082,676 was received from “advertising income”.
- Then it was stated that this was a “mistake” and the correct figure was £559,347.
- Today I am informed that the “advertising income” for the Spring 2015 issue was £5,200.
For the last two years there has been 4 issues per year. For the previous four years there was 12 issues per year. This makes a total of 56 issues.
56 issues x £5,200 = £291,200
£559,347 – £291,200 = £268,147 shortfall
How is this to be explained:
- We made a second mistake the “advertising income” is £291,200.
- The cost of the magazine (expenditure – “advertising income”) has changed from £517,324 to £1,040,653 to £1,308,800.
Is This Fraud?
Are ERYC cooking the books? Should this be referred to the Police?
Email To ERYC
—– Original Message —–
From: Andy Strangeway
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:00 PM
Subject: ERYC – Numbers Don’t Add Up
Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/eryc-numbers-dont-add-up/
Could I please request that you investigate this case and confirm how the “advertising income” of £559,347 was originally calculated?
In addition could you please inform me why the word “Advertisment” does not appear above the adverts in Your East Riding.
NB: I have blind copied all the Councillors into this email.