Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Islamic group linked to SNP fails to pay its auditors

Tom Gordon

A Controversial Islamic lobbying group given £400,000 of public money has been deserted by its auditors after failing to pay them.
The Scottish Islamic Foundation (SIF), which has close ties to the SNP leadership, failed to pay its accountants late last year.
Wylie & Bisset, whose report on the SIF’s 2009 annual accounts exposed numerous financial shortcomings, resigned in November.
In a letter to the foundation board, the company said it was severing its links as “fees owed to Wylie & Bisset in respect of the 2009 audit and other professional services supplied to the company remain unpaid”.
The development raises questions about the future of the foundation, which ended its last financial year £4800 in the red – a position the auditors said cast “significant doubt” on its ability to continue as a going concern.

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