In the Media

MoJ still spending on consultants

PUBLISHED January 20, 2012

The Ministry of Justice has defended its outlay on consultants after spending more than ?43m on external experts since May 2010.

A written question in the House of Commons discovered that net spend since the coalition government took power was an average of ?2.28m a month. The figure comes at a time with the department is required to slash its budget by ?2bn and is cutting ?350m a year from legal aid funding.

But the MoJ insists it is following the lead of central government in reducing consultancy costs.

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