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Ministers spent £1bn on wasteful contracts, says audit office

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/10/2010

Polly Curtis

"The government spent more than £1bn on consultants and temporary staff last year, hiring them on wasteful contracts and failing to manage them properly, according to the spending watchdog.

"Although spending on consultants fell slightly in the last four years, the National Audit Office concludes the government is not getting value for money because it does not keep tabs on what they do once they are hired.

"Nearly 80% of the Treasury's staffing costs now go on consultants and some Whitehall departments have drastically increased their reliance on external advisers in recent years."

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"Ministers spent £1bn on wasteful contracts, says audit office", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2010. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ministers-spent-1bn-on-wasteful-contracts-says-audit-office