The FCA spent more than £27,000 on plants and £133,000 on catering across its London and Edinburgh offices in the 12 months ended 31 March 2016.

According to a Freedom of Information Act request, the regulator did not purchase any plants but paid £23,114 to a contracted supplier that provides and maintains plants in its Canary Wharf office in London.

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