sheffield_homesSheffield Homes, a Sheffield council organization that administers 42,000 council houses (originally built by the UK government at below market rate), is being accused of “deceit” for creating a board game to help illustrate to the lay person budget challenges faced by the organization.

The game apparently gave tenants who played the game simplistic choices regarding how money is spent on administration, thereby influencing support for certain budget options for the coming year. Members of the scrutiny board refused to play the game after they discovered that the figures in the game came from the actual budget, and were not made up as they had been led to believe.

Hey, scrutiny board: I believe they call this “marketing”.