So…the council leased a publicly owned asset worth £40m annually for £2m pa plus some baksheesh?
Is that even legal?
“Baksheesh” is of course a backhander (or charitable tip, depending on translation). Why would £2m per-year, on a £40m asset, be considered any sort of fraud/gift? I’d be glad of any sort of Basksheeth to sweeten that deal!