Figures uncovered by show the Government’s Insolvency Service spent £30,792.38 on ergonomic and posture advice between January 2013 and February 2014 – at the rate of one session a day.

The money was paid to company Posturite, which in one month alone made £4,763.72 from the department – which is a branch of Vince Cable’s Department for Business and Skills.

The spending was all charged to the Government’s credit card, and it has been slammed by the TaxPayer’s Alliance.

Reported by the Daily Express. You can read the full story here.

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