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Ministry of Defence pays millions to rehire sacked civilians

Publié par Clifford Armion le 25/05/2012

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Thomas Harding

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 21/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ministry-of-defence-pays-millions-to-rehire-sacked-civilians