Spectre of legal action rears its head in Liverpool Direct Limited negotiations
Today we report the latest in the ongoing negotiations between the council and BT over the controversial Liverpool Direct Limited.
The spectre of legal action has reared its head in what is a highly complex set of negotiations.
Council leader Joe Anderson says that critics should take comfort from the fact he has been critical in the past and that he will get the best deal possible.
It is a shame that the council has chosen to keep much of the detail secret.
Last year we revealed the contents of a consultancy report that claimed the city was being overcharged by Â£10m a year.
LDL is probably the single most controversial topic at the council and I am told the council is keen to draw a line under the story.
One way to do that would be to nail on the head why exactly the Â£10m rip-off report was wrong. Instead a side and a half of A4 is the only document that is made publicly available, and a couple of paragraphs is dedicated to the consultants claims. Read the public report HERE.
The secret report goes into more detail.
The council wants the public to judge it in June, once/if the deal is done, on whether it represents good value for money.