MORE than half a million pounds has been spent on consultants by Dorset County Council in three months alone.

But it can’t tell us the work that was carried out or the hours put in by the consultants paid.

The authority has once again come under fire for what it is spending on hiring external experts as a new report reveals it splashed out £516,000 in three months last year.

Reported by the Bournemouth Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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