CONSULTANTS cost County Hall more than £8.6million last year, new figures show.

Spending included a £1.5million fee to PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of the authority’s money saving Customer Transformation Programme.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed the amount spent in the 2012/3 financial year. County Hall has also already spent £2.5million up until the end of November in this financial year, including £184,000 to Ricardo AEA for work on biowaste.

Reported by the Essex Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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