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Source: Mail Online
Revealed: The 20,000 Whitehall ‘experts’ costing us £2billion in wages
A staggering £2billion of taxpayers’ money is spent employing 20,000 government consultants on salaries as high as £600,000.
The Cabinet Office revealed the gargantuan size of the state payroll yesterday as part of a softening up exercise to convince voters that cuts are necessary.
In total government departments, their agencies and other public bodies employ more than 660,000 people.
But in a clear sign of the way unnecessary costs were allowed to spiral under Labour, that includes 19,967 consultants, agency workers and private contractors.
In the 2009-10 financial year, the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority – a subsidiary of the Department for Work and Pensions – ran up a £9million bill.
But as of March 31, it employed just 14 individuals in such roles – suggesting an average cost per person of nearly £643,000.
The DWP claimed many more were employed throughout the year.