You've got to love massive spending on consultants on projkects which have been widely reported to have been complete bloody disasters right? Take the National Offender Management Systsem (NOMS). Last week the FT reported on reform taking place to make the system actually work along with attempts to cut bureacracy.
The primary consultancy behind the scheme was McKinsey and Company, who have received payments from the Home Office and later the Mnistry of Justice of £13,573,318.94 since 2003. Cheap at half the price I say! Just think what it would cost if they got it right?