Accountancy

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Michael Dugher Michael Dugher Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on accountants in each year since 2010.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The expenditure on accountants for the financial years 2010 to 11 and 2012 to 13 is as follows:

  Total (£)
2010 to 11 981,787
2011 to 12 1,245,268
2012 to 13 1,408,239

The costs above include the staff costs of qualified accountants, employed by the Department, interim staff and accountancy consultants. They exclude any general management consultancy costs, the analysis of which would involve disproportionate cost to extract to cost of accountancy advice.

The increased costs in the financial years 2011 to 12 and 2012 to 13 arise from the additional work required to implement HM Treasury's “Clear line of sight” requirements to produce consolidated departmental accounts that comply with the appropriate International Financial Reporting Standards.

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