By Duncan Mackay

John_Scott_pictured_with_Sir_Chris_HoyJuly 1 - John Scott (pictured right) resigned as chief executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games because he received free tax advice worth £6,000 ($8,750) from accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), it has been reported.

The Herald in Glasgow claimed that a third party alerted the board of Glasgow 2014 to the "gift" from the company that forced Scott to leave his £179,000 ($286,000) job on Monday (June 27). 

The Organising Committee have a strict policy that employees are not allowed to such any gifts or gratuities above the value of £100 ($145).

PwC have refused to confirm or deny it was the firm at the centre of the affair and Glasgow 2014 also declined to elaborate on the claims.

PwC had a two-year contract with Glasgow 2014 that ended in May, a role that included reviewing the Games' budget.

"Glasgow 2014 has received legal advice which is clear," a spokesman for Glasgow 2014 told The Herald.

"We are not in a position to go into the details of what was a personal matter between an ex-employee and the third party concerned.

"The Organising Committee put out a statement on this situation and has nothing further to add to that statement."

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