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COUNCIL FUNDED YORKSHIRE ANTI-RACISM PROJECT COLLAPSES

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The Bradford based West Yorkshire Racial Equality Council, funded by the Council for Racial Equality and five local...
The Bradford based West Yorkshire Racial Equality Council, funded by the Council for Racial Equality and five local authorities, has collapsed amid allegations of mismanagement.

The Yorkshire Post (p1) reports that the organisation was dissolved last week, less than two years after it was set up as a model for racial policy in the region.

Local councils had expressed concern that it had no visible management structure.

The CRE and local councils will have to meet redundancy costs. What remains of the estimated £40,000 administration budget provided by councils in Bradford City Council, Leeds City Council, Calderdale MBC, Kirklees MBC and Wakefield MBC, will be frozen until a new scheme is set up.

Wakefield MBC equal opportunities officer, Iqbal Bhana, told the paper that he believed the five local authorities would still support the concept of an umbrella organisation to co-ordinate race issues in the county.
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