Spending on consultants by North Wales Police has almost dropped by a third in three years a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Wrexham.Com report: 

A Freedom of Information request to North Wales Police has revealed that spending on consultants has dropped by 38% in three years.

The FOI asked for specific breakdowns on different types of consultancies however the response said such a search would require looking at over 1,000 invoices and therefore would not be covered under the FOI legislation – which states a ‘appropriate level’ of cost, which can translate into time, to recover the information.

Despite this and as a ‘gesture of good will’ general information was given, based off a generic “All Consultants Fees” code used to identify invoices internally.

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