The £30m bill to help the civil service work from home: That was the cost of Covid lockdown move after government departments paid millions on IT equipment and office furniture including FOOTRESTS
- Water Services Regulation Authority splashed out almost £180 on a simple cable that can be found for just £5.99 online
- Nuclear Decommissioning Agency spent £499 on eight footrests – or £62 each
- Growing concern that officials have been enjoying life away from Whitehall and failing to do their jobs properly
More than £30million of taxpayers’ money has been spent to help civil servants work from home during the pandemic.
Major government departments and quangos paid millions of pounds each on IT equipment and office furniture for their staff, it has emerged.
Some also appear to have paid well over the odds – including a water watchdog that splashed out almost £180 on a simple cable that can be found for just £5.99 online.
And the quango responsible for dealing with nuclear waste also splurged nearly £500 on footrests.
It comes amid growing …….