Cost of Consultants

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide a breakdown of the total spend by MOPAC/MPS on consultants in 2014/15 and in 2015/16 to date? Please also list the number of consultants who have been employed in each year.


Answer for Cost of Consultants

Answer for Cost of Consultants

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In total £43.1m was spent on consultants in 2014/15.

94 different consultant vendors were employed in 2014/15

In total £16.3m has been spent on consultants in 2015/16 to 31 October 2015.

42 different consultant vendors have been employed in 2015/16 to 31 October 2015

The spend in 2015 to date is similar to the spend for the same period of time (7 months) as in 2014/15 (£16.3m).

Much of this is due to temporary staff working on transformation projects that are occurring within the Met, in order to drive through long term efficiencies.