Spending on consultancies by the Scottish government has dropped by 78 percent during the last two years a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The overall spend by the government on consultancy costs reduced to £4m last year, down from £14m the year 2009-2010.
The Scotsman reports:
The figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, disclosed that spending by the Scottish Government on consultants in 2009-10 totalled £14,048,084. That fell to £5,240,237 in 2010-11 and then dropped again to £3,747,396 last year.
Dornan, a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee, said: “At a time when budgets are under pressure, it is only right that the Scottish Government does everything it can to save money for frontline services.