Mr Heath was fined £1,000 by magistrates last year after pleading guilty to two charges of deception relating to false claims that he had two university degrees (LGC, 24 July 1992). Mr Heath, former head of Milton Keynes DC's direct labour organisation, was found out last year when he was offered the job of chief executive at North Kesteven DC.
Officials at North Kesteven checked his claim to have a degree from Washington State University in the US and another from the London School of Economics. A spokesman for the CSSA, a contractors organisation, told LGC on Wednesday the association's officers had only just discovered these details of Mr Heath's background.
'The officers of the association are understandably concerned about the matter and are consulting with all the members of the board of the association. They hope to be able to announce their conclusions shortly', he said. Mr Heath said it was not proper for him to comment on the discussions.