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Government's 'hidden elite' earners on £1,000-£2,000 per day

At least 30 consultants worked in government departments last year on day rates of £1,000-£2,000, according to figures obtained by the BBC's Newsnight.

The Department for Transport took on 10 consultants, while the Ministry of Defence said it had recently employed someone earning up to £3,000 a day.

The government has pledged to be transparent about the salaries of all public servants earning more than £150,000.

Nick Hopkins reports.

  • 07 Aug 2014
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