Vince Cable’s Department of Business and Skills was today accused of presiding over a “culture of waste” as it spent £484,000 on recruitment consultants and job adverts for just 15 posts.

Despite the huge outlay on advertising the roles externally, the department actually appointed internal candidates to four of the roles.

More than half of the posts were for roles in the Department of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) – which is responsible for promoting British businesses abroad.

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

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