Published: 8 March, 2013
A PUBLICLY owned block used by the Whittington Hospital was sold to an off-shore company based in a Channel Islands tax haven.
Block A in the “Highgate Wing” in Dartmouth Park Hill was sold for £3,520,000 to JJ Chester, registered in St Helier, Jersey. According to company files, the business outsourcing and recruitment giant Capita was one of the signatories on the company’s incorporation documents in November 2011.
A Whittington spokeswoman said the Trust had transferred the building to Camden’s mental health trust, which had sold the building. The hospital has been renting back the space for around £400,000 a year.
Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn said: “Why is the NHS now renting what was its own property from a Channel Islands-registered company?”