A corruption probe has been launched by Hounslow Homes, the council’s housing arm, the Chronicle has learned.
The organisation, which manages more than 13,000 homes across the borough has confirmed it is investigating claims that its code of conduct has been breached.
The Chronicle received an anonymous tip off that two employees had been suspended pending a review into claims that hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money could have been misspent.
The allegation is understood to be about staff using equipment and labour paid for by Hounslow Homes to make improvements to their own properties. A spokeswoman for Hounslow Homes confirmed allegations of misconduct were being investigated but said she could not comment on details or reveal whether any staff had been suspended.
“Hounslow Homes can confirm that allegations have been made regarding a breach of our code of conduct,” she said. “Such allegations are always treated very seriously and investigated in accordance with the Hounslow Homes Disciplinary Procedure.
“If our investigation reveals evidence of wrongdoing, the Hounslow Homes disciplinary procedure will be invoked and appropriate action taken against the staff members concerned.”