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

The Guardian, 14 October 2010
Publié le : 14 octobre 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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