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MPs attack £2bn consultants bill

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    The government spends nearly £2bn a year on external consultants, often without adequately measuring value for money, a committee of MPs has said.
    Whitehall spent £1.8bn of the public sector's £2.8bn bill for 2005-6, a 33% rise in three years, the report said.

    Public Accounts Committee chairman Edward Leigh said tighter controls could save £500m a year.

    The government said there were a "great many" projects which had been delivered successfully using consultancies.

    The report said only the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Work and Pensions had shown a "consistent decrease" in spending on consultants since 2003-4.

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  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    That is an awful lot of money :(
  3. Robocop

    Robocop New Member Webmaster

    We got a big DTI tender contract latter part of last year and when we had a meeting with them in their plush offices in London, I commented on ways we could reduce their outgoing. I was given a swift answer of 'we dont care, its not our money'.

    If it wasnt for the risk of losing the contract I would have said 'You bloody well should care'

    Working for big goverment concerns really is an eye opener but the trouble is they really dont care.
  4. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    well, like the guy or gal said to you, its now their money, its the tax payers money they are wasting :(

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