Sandwell councillor ‘sorry’ for taxi contract declaration » National Taxi Association
Mahboob Hussain and his wife had a 50% share in the firm, according to Companies House documents A Sandwell councillor said his failure to declare his stake in a taxi firm which won part of a multi-million-pound contract was “an oversight”. Mahboob Hussain said he “made a mistake on a form” when he claimed neither he nor his wife had a beneficial interest in any work for the local authority. Mr Hussain stated he worked for Dudley-based Five Star Taxis and Minibuses, but not that he or his wife had shares. Jan Britton, council chief executive, was satisfied with the explanation. ‘Quite technical’ The company was one of 47 awarded a contract to provide passenger transport by Sandwell Council on 24 October 2013, worth a combined £3.5m a year until February 2017. “I’m very sorry,” said Mr Hussain, who has been on the council since 2004. “I have declared an interest for many ye...