“.. Government departments have spent millions making staff redundant – only to pay hundreds of millions in consultants’ fees, figures show.
Lists of the top 10 spends on redundancies and consultants in the public sector reveal the Inland Revenue Department spent the most on redundancy payouts and external consultants.
Since the 2008-09 financial year, the IRD has spent more than $31.3m on departing staff, with a total 539 positions lost in that time.
It spent $125.2m on external consultants between 2008-09 and 2010-11…”
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