Private finance schemes by successive governments have left Scottish taxpayers footing a £40 billion bill to build schools, hospitals, roads and other projects worth £9 billion, according to Scotland’s spending watchdog.
The allegations of fraud are said to be linked to contracts given to private firms for roads maintenance.
Calls for regulators to investigate secretive charity with links to Scottish private finance projects and £2.5m in the bank.
Concerns raised over government's vetting processes after an official said there “might well be a conflict of interest” among expert panel of IT advisers.
Private finance schemes are to be investigated by public spending watchdogs after they punched a £932m hole in the Scottish Government’s budget.