Council leaders have been challenged for evidence of the 220 jobs that have been created as part of the £186m deal with CGI – the company behind the Scottish CAP system for processing rural payments – or not as is predominantly the case.
Freedom of information requests have been sent by several people to determine what jobs were created and how many Tier 2 resources were brought into the country instead of employing local talent.
Also pledged at the time was that deals worth 1/4 of the total £286m would be placed with local businesses.
The council leaders have been pressed for confirmation that this has been done and that the deal has not been undermined by simply utilising local body shops to bring Tier 2 migrants into the country rather than utilising genuine local businesses predominantly staffed by local people.
Once we have a response it will be published.