Tuesday, 15 July 2008

How much does it cost to fill the 'skill shortage' hole? This much

In 2007/2008, the Welsh Assembly Government spent nearly £2m hiring the services of consultancy firms like Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Bravosolutions and Elan.

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT SPENDING

  • Conwy £3,120,000
  • Flintshire £2,183,510
  • Merthyr Tydfil £2,276,000
  • Torfaen £2,083,267
  • Swansea £1,449,066
  • Bridgend £946,740
  • Neath Port Talbot £781,457
  • Caerphilly £675 411
  • Wrexham £666,470
  • Blaenau Gwent £613,812
  • Gwynedd £549,964
  • Ceredigion £433,112
  • Powys £396,911
  • Monmouthshire £305,919
  • Denbighshire £213,257
  • Vale of Glamorgan £50,224
  • Carmarthenshire None
  • Cardiff, Newport and Anglesey: No response to FoI requests within time limit
  • RCT and Pembrokeshire FoI request not met because of cost reasons
  • Welsh Assembly Government £1,964,365
[Spending on management consultants. Source: Freedom of Information request by BBC Wales]

2 comments:

Anonymous 15 July 2008 at 22:48  

the assembly figure is absolute tosh, its much much higher. In economy and transport alone its more than that. Lies, damn lies and statistics......lots of civil service work is outsourced at huge expense to keep civil servie numbers down, may be good stats but its not value for money. Intersting to see how much European mnoey goes to consultants too

Welshwalker 16 July 2008 at 11:10  

Good to see that the County where I live, Carmarthenshire, is the only one not to spend any money on 'management consultants'. Maybe they are classifying this expenditure as something else. Or are they so well 'managed' that they don't need help - I hope so.

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