Government ‘Overly Secretive’ About £97 Million Spent On Brexit Consultants

The government has been “overly secretive” about the millions it has spent on Brexit consultants, a damning report has concluded.

According to parliament’s Public Accounts Committee – the group which examines how public money is spent by the government – Whitehall spent at least £97 million hiring external advisors in the run up to the original March 31 Brexit deadline. 

But departments have been tight-lipped when it comes to explaining what these Brexit consultants have actually been doing, MPs said, accusing them of failing to meet the government’s own standards on transparency. 

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