Wales Audit Office's warning on consultant fees


The public sector in Wales cannot prove it is getting value for money from the £133m it spends on external consultants, a spending watchdog has warned.

The Wales Audit Office (WAO) says public bodies could save £23m by following best practice.

The amount spent on consultants fell by £40m in three years.

But a report criticises poor record-keeping and blames public bodies for not collaborating with each other.

Paul Dimblebee, director at the Wales Audit Office, discussed the findings with Bethan Rhys Roberts on BBC Radio Wales.

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