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Westminster under the spotlight

Round up of the government gravy train Rewarded for failure Lin Homer has been given one of the most important civil servants jobs as chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs with a salary of £180,000 despite presiding over years of chaos at the UK Border Agency (UKBA). A report by the Chief Inspector of [...]

Military £600m consultants

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) were forced to admit that spending on consultants is out of control, as a freedom of information request revealed that the government military department has paid out almost £600m in the last two years on consultants alone. The document revealed the MoD spent £564m on “technical support”, in comparison to [...]