“there is a reputational risk to the NI Assembly..”

It might not be among their most immediate concerns but, as the Belfast Telegraph’s David Gordon has uncovered, via another of those lazy FOI requests, the Northern Ireland Audit Office has warned MLAs that

“We remain concerned that there is a reputational risk to the NI Assembly, especially as public interest in the use of OCA [Office Costs Allowance] has increased since restoration, and we have made a number of recommendations in this regard”

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