Ministry of Defence pays millions to rehire sacked civilians
While the department is in the process of cutting almost 30,000 civil servants, it has rehired many to carry out work as private contractors, according to a report by the public accounts committee.
This has led to the bill for outside consultancy to spiral from £6 million in 2007 to £270 million last year. The report said that the extra cost of re-employing staff as consultants represented “dreadful value for the taxpayer”.
Margaret Hodge, the Labour MP and committee chairman, said: “The MoD has gone ahead with cuts to its military and civilian workforce without a proper understanding of what skills it will need in the future.
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"Ministry of Defence pays millions to rehire sacked civilians", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ministry-of-defence-pays-millions-to-rehire-sacked-civilians