MoD pays £2.3bn in consultants’ bills

September 11, 2007

The Ministry of Defence has spent £2.3 billion on consultants since Labour came to power, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

While British forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remain short of helicopters, weapons and other vital equipment, the MoD’s spending on management consultants and external advisers has rocketed since 1997: £2.3 billion could pay for an aircraft carrier, 51 Apache helicopters or annual salaries for 17,000 generals.

MoD pays £2.3bn in consultants’ bills – Telegraph