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NAO to investigate £75 million worth of Brexit-related consulting deals


The National Audit Office is likely to investigate lucrative Brexit consulting deals.

Consulting firms have tapped the UK government for some £75m in a slew of Brexit-related contracts awarded with little scrutiny, according to an investigation by Sky News.

Sky reports that Deloitte, Accenture, EY and PwC each received a contract worth between £5m and £10m. Another three contracts — together worth £25m — went to US strategy firms Bain, McKinsey and Boston Consulting. Mott Macdonald and PA Consulting have £5 million and £10 million deals respectively.

All these contracts have now been lodged belatedly on the government's web site under,"the supply of Cabinet Office consultancy support for EU Exit".

The chair of the public affairs committee, Meg Hillier MP, says that the secrecy surrounding this Brexit work is "ridiculous" and that the contracts would now be referred for investigation by the National Audit Office.

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