Attorney-General written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Attorney-General which 10 consultancy firms were paid the most by the Law Officers' Departments in the last financial year; and how much each of those firms was paid.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Solicitor-General

In 2013-14 Professor Shute was paid £2,286.30 and Dr Tapley was paid £1,735.70 for consultancy services to HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). There has been no other consultancy spend within that financial year by HMCPSI, the Treasury Solicitor’s Department or the Attorney-General’s Office.

The two companies listed below are the only organisations to have been paid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for consultancy work during the last financial year.


CIO Partnership Ltd—£2,100.

In addition, two individuals carried out consultancy work for the SFO. The total amount paid for this work was £13,812.

The following table details payments made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to consultancy firms during the last financial year.

Evolve Business Consultancy 74,319
Saville Consulting UK Ltd Surrey 22,008
Triad Group Plc Surrey 19,260
Deloitte LLP Milton Keynes 9,661
Hay Group Management Limited 7,200
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd 6,398
ASE Consulting Ltd Lancashire 4,995
Enquin Environmental Ltd Cardiff 4,110
HR Lounge Ltd London Total 3,180
Long and Partners Commissioning Consultancy Ltd 2,010

This information has been produced from the CPS accounting system, analysing spend against account codes for consultancy and professional services. Expenditure may include some payments for services not covered by the Crown Commercial Service Consultancy Value Programme definition of consultancy but provided by companies categorised as a consultancy firm. Excluded are payments for professional services supplied by third parties not classified as a consultancy firm, such as employment agencies, training providers, solicitors, ICT managed service suppliers and freelance consultants engaged directly by the Department.

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