Chair quits scandal-hit Welcome to Yorkshire as his replacement promises more openness

The Yorkshire tourism body – whose chief executive paid back a reported £40,000 in apparently misclaimed expenses after his abrupt departure – has agreed to let investigators examine all expense claims over the past six years.

Welcome To Yorkshire’s former boss Sir Gary Verity resigned suddenly in March after an internal investigation into his expenses, which included claims related to his sister’s funeral earlier this year.

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