Accenture top beneficiary of ‘consultaholic’ government

IT services supplier Accenture has received £700 million in fees from the government since 2004, according to figures compiled by the Liberal Democrat party.

The company was the principal beneficiary of what the Lib Dems described as the present government’s “consultaholic” tendencies. It has spent a combined £1.7 billion on consultants in the past six year, with its annual expenditure multiply five times over in that period.

However, Accenture told the Financial Times that much of the money it has received from the government relates to the design and build of IT systems, not consultancy.

Other big recipients include PricewaterhouseCooper and Deloitte, which received £700 million between since 2004.

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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