By Duncan Mackay

John_Scott_head_and_shoulders_2July 4 - An investigation is set to be launched to try to find out the reasons for the controversial resignation last week of John Scott as the chief executive of Glasgow 2014, a decision which remains shrouded in mystery. 

Glasgow City Council's Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee is expected to lead the inquiry into why 59-year-old Scott quit his £179,000 ($286,000) role following, what was claimed, was an "error of judgement".

It was later reported that Scott had received free tax advice worth £6,000 ($8,750) from accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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.

Kenneth Edler, the Liberal Democrat who is the chairman of the Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee, is expected to ask for more details on the basis that the City Council are providing £80 million worth of funding for the Games, which are costing a total £524 million.

Dr Christopher Mason, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the City Council, claimed there were serious questions about the way Glasgow 2014 was being run.

"It's our view that the council needs to satisfy itself that the Organising Committee's governance practices are fit for purpose," he said.

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