Arquivos de tags: doutores

Governo gasta 27 milhões de libras em spin doctor – em um único departamento

TAXPAYERS footed a £27million bill to pay for government spin doctors in a single Whitehall department last year.

Salaries for Cabinet Office press staff, including No 10, have risen from £18million in the space of two years.

Cabinet minister Nigel Adams has defended the Government spending

Cabinet minister Nigel Adams has defended the Government spendingCrédito: Alamy

Minister Nigel Adams insisted the bulging budget reflected the “extraordinary national and global events” like ad campaigns during the pandemia.

But campaigners declared the spending a colossal waste especially as the Government tightens its belt on spending.

And critics pointed out it was more than the £24million pot for breakfast clubs for disadvantaged school children over the next two years.

Labour’s shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Pat McFadden said: “£27million is an awful lot of spin doctors.

“Of course governments have to communicate, but surely the priority is to get as much help as possible to people trying to cope with the cost-of-living crisis rather than such a huge increase in delivering government messaging.”

READ MORE WHITEHALL

Whitehall 'ghost office' pic released by Rees-Mogg reveals work from home scandal

SHOCKING

Whitehall ‘ghost officepic released by Rees-Mogg reveals work from home scandal

Danielle Boxall, from the TaxPayers’ Alliance, disse: “While taxpayers faced down the pandemic, the Cabinet Office splashed out millions for media managers.

It’s high time ministers clamp down on these surging spin costs and deliver hard-pressed households some much needed savings.”

Mais lido no The Sun

Alison Hammond do This Morning mostra corpo mais magro do que nunca em vestido azul

it’s a wrap

Alison Hammond do This Morning mostra corpo mais magro do que nunca em vestido azul

enquanto isso, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Treasury spin operation topped £3million last year.

And PR staff working on the COP climate summit last year cost taxpayers £1.2million.

The Cabinet Office has been approached for comment.