Fury as Tories wasted £100bn of taxpayers’ money in 4 years since 2019 election
The Tories blew £100billion in 4 years, says a report. The waste, most whereas Rishi Sunak was PM or Chancellor, was branded “disgraceful” by campaigners revealing it forward of the Government’s Autumn Statement.
Nearly £100billion of taxpayers’ money has gone down the drain on Rishi Sunak’s watch, says a research. An common of £25billion was wasted yearly for the reason that 2019 election – nearly all when he was Chancellor or Prime Minister, declare campaigners.
The Best for Britain group’s round-up of “crony contracts”, “duff deals” and “outrageous outgoings” contains £140million thrown away on the Rwanda migrants deal, which was dominated illegal by the Supreme Court final week. Chief govt Naomi Smith stated: “The notion the Tories are safe with money has been blown out of the water. It’s disgraceful the Government continues to squander public money while so many struggle to feed their families and heat their homes.”
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The complete wasted – nearly 100 occasions what can be wanted to boost junior medical doctors’ wages by sufficient to finish their strike motion – is up from £70bn to nearly £100bn since this newspaper final reported it in November 2022. The determine is equal £1,500 for each UK grownup and baby – or almost as a lot because the training finances. And it comes forward of Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, during which Chancellor Jeremy hunt is predicted to slash advantages.
Best for Britain says £1.7m was spent portray the PM’s planes, £3billion on hiring temps to do civil service jobs and nearly half a billion was blown on post-Brexit customs inspection websites that had been by no means used. Over £2bn was frittered away on elements of the HS2 rail scheme that had been scrapped by Mr Sunak final month.
Just underneath £15bn vanished on unused or unusable PPE, storing it and ending contracts – and as much as £10,000 of furlough money went to Koru Kids, a childcare agency during which the PM’s spouse, Akshata Murty, has shares. Spending additionally contains £35.2m of contracts received by Centerprise International, whose board contains Mich-ael Keegan, husband of then-health minister Gillian. The Government stated he had no function within the determination.
The Government stated: “We are keeping spending under control and rooting out waste. This includes accelerating productivity reforms and creating an independent body to stamp out public sector fraud.”