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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/08/government-spent-317m-consultants-2013-civil-service

The government paid at least 30 consultants up to £2,000 a day last year, an investigation has revealed.

According to figures obtained by the BBC's Newsnight programme, the specialists were hired by six different departments.

Ten were taken on by the Department of Transport, eight worked at the Ministry of Justice, five at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, four at the Home Office, two at the Treasury and one at the Ministry of Defence.

The government told the BBC it paid £317m to consultants in 2013, but insisted overall spending on them had dropped by three quarters since 2009.

Separate figures show the MoD spent £137m on technical consultants over the same period above and beyond that total, Newsnight said. It also told the programme it had recently employed someone earning up to £3,000 a day.

So by that statement in 2009 the govt was spending over £1bn a year on consultants!!!

Nice to see that the gravy train of capitalism is working so well.

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What happened to the Tory cuts that we all voted for ?

I really wished we'd all voted for Gordon now and let him fact the music.

The place I'm about to leave has a great scam. What they do is the favored central clique of people retire, agree with so lower minion to cover their job for a month or three, then they get to move on to another tile having been acting up at a higher grade and the retiree come back in an "emergency" capacity as 1k a day contractor. So the retiree gets their pension and a big wedge of income support. Three of them have die it in the last two years. NHS by the way.

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The place I'm about to leave has a great scam. What they do is the favored central clique of people retire, agree with so lower minion to cover their job for a month or three, then they get to move on to another tile having been acting up at a higher grade and the retiree come back in an "emergency" capacity as 1k a day contractor. So the retiree gets their pension and a big wedge of income support. Three of them have die it in the last two years. NHS by the way.

There's massive fraud going on at the NHS, of course that's why its unassailable in the media. BBC doubly so.

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