Brexit: Government spends £97m on consultants

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BBC News—The government has brought in experts to make up for a lack of staff, the National Audit Office says.

Government spends almost £100m on Brexit consultants. Exclusive: leaked Whitehall report criticises departments for lack of transparency Nearly £100m of public money has been spent on private consultancy firms recruited by the government to provide Brexit advice, including no-deal planning, a leaked Whitehall report obtained by the Guardian reveals. The draft report by the National Audit Office (NAO), which scrutinises spending for parliament, details how government departments have paid at least £97m to Brexit consultants up to April this year and...