Verity departure burns huge hole in Welcome to Yorkshire accounts

Gary Verity talks about the Tour de Yorkshire
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Gary Verity’s controversial departure from Welcome to Yorkshire burned a hole of nearly half a million pounds in the tourism body’s accounts, contributing to significant financial losses.

Verity, who brought the Tour de France Grand Départ to the British region in 2014 and subsequently set up the Tour de Yorkshire stage race, resigned as chief executive in March 2019 on health grounds, amid allegations into his expenses and his behaviour toward staff. 

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