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Grant Thornton

Treasury written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on contracts with Grant Thornton in each year since 2008.

Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Department has spent a total of £1,321,604 in relation to contracts with Grant Thornton since 2008 to 2012, a breakdown of these costs can be found in the following table.

  £000
2008 47,878
2009 173,103
2010 322,888
2011 311,523
2012 466,212

The majority of spend with Grant Thornton has been in connection with independent advisory services in relation to financial stability, Equitable Life and Project OSCAR.

By taking stronger control of our consulting and temporary labour bills this Government has saved over £1.6 billion in 2012-13.

Since January 2011, central Government Departments have been required to publish on Contracts Finder information on the contracts they award:

www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/

In addition, Departments publish details of spend in excess of £25,000.

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