How the embattled Home Office is spending our money on handling Brexit

Extracts from an article by Jim Armitage, city editor for The Evening Standard.

“Sajid Javid may be just two days into the job, but he will soon discover his new colleagues at the Home Office have been spending freely on consultants including Deloitte, Accenture and EY to deal with the huge implications of Brexit for immigration.

Figures obtained by the Evening Standard reveal the Home Office has awarded more than £21 million of contracts to advise it on how to handle EU citizens wanting to stay in the UK after Brexit.”[…]

“For example, last week, the Cabinet Office put out a £2.3 billion tender for management consultancy, but its so-called “framework” contract, under which departments can draw on consultancies as and when they are needed without individual tenders, is vaguely worded. That means Brexit-specific work will be impossible to spot.

Public tenders database Tussell reported that the huge framework was “likely to facilitate ‘call-off’ awards from government bodies seeking advice on Brexit”.

Capita, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC and McKinsey have been on previous frameworks, Tussell said.”

Read the full article on The Evening Standard website.

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