Consultancy expenditure for the former Department for Education and Skills for 2005-06 and 2006-07 is shown in table 1. Following the announcement of the machinery of Government change on 28 June 2007, which created the Department for Children, Schools and Families, consultancy expenditure for 2007-08 for the new Department is shown in table 2.
Consultancy expenditure can be attributed to individual suppliers only at disproportionate cost.
£ million Consultancy expenditure 2005-06 21.5 2006-07 45.1
A further £8 million in 2005-06 and £14 million in 2006-07 were expended on other external expert advisers on education and children’s matters to assist with policy implementation and delivery.
£ million Consultancy expenditure 2007-08 61.4
A further £10.3 million was spent on other external expert advisers.
The Department does not hold information on consultancy expenditure for its non-departmental public bodies.