Extracts from an article by Jim Armitage, city editor for The Evening Standard.
“The Department for Exiting the EU — Dexeu — has handed a £2 million contract for Brexit advice to Boston Consulting Group.
That makes the American management consultancy one of the biggest beneficiaries of Whitehall’s Brexit spending, with five contracts totalling £4.7 million.
The Evening Standard has been campaigning for better disclosure of Brexit consultancy fees since many departments obfuscated or refused to reveal their spending after Freedom of Information requests lodged by the newspaper in January.
Despite the Boston contract with Dexeu having commenced in December, it did not appear in responses to our FOI requests.
The payment only came to light today as it appeared on the government contracts website and was highlighted by tenders researcher Tussell.”
Read the full article on The Evening Standard website.