Central Government's use of consultants and interims - Public Accounts Committee Contents


Written evidence from the Cabinet Office

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CONSULTANCY SPEND - CORE DEPARTMENTAL SPEND ONLY
 2006-07(£m) 2007-08 (£m)2008-09(£m) 2009-10 (£m)10/11 to date (£m) % reduction
BIS£31£15 £32£14£2 70%
DCLG£25£64 £38£37£7 60%
CO£21£24 £19£18£7 17%
DofE£48£52 £71£74£23 38%
Defra£18£37 £25£24£9 22%
DfID£21£21 £25£19£1 88%
DfT£83£79 £74£96£48 1%
DH£205£132 £121£108 £395%
DWP£154£65 £82£61£14 55%
FCO£27£43 £30£34£10 38%
HMRC£69£53 £62£50£9 63%
HMT£4£18 £48£62£14 55%
HO£74£38 £65£73£19 48%
MoD£115£109 £95£71£10 71%
MoJ£7£26 £28£21£27 -157%
DECCDECC did not exist this year DECC did not exist this yearDECC did not exist this year £25£1115%
DCMS£2£1 £1£1£0 51%
Totals £904 £778£815 £789£214 46%

Comparison with the same time last year, ie six months April to September, indicates a reduction of 46% across core Departamental spend on Consultancy, using the NAO baseline of £789 million in 2009-10 for the full year.

Note these figures exclude Agency and ALB spend (not referrred to in detail within the NAO report). The downward trend towards 50% applies across Agencies and NDPBs.


 
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