London’s Haringey Council have spent £40m on agency staff and consultants since 2010 a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
Opposition Liberal Democrats have criticised the payments saying they are a waste of money.
Haringey Independent report:
Opposition councillors have hit out at Haringey Borough Council for allegedly spending more than £40m on agency staff and consultants.
According to figures from a Freedom of Information request, the council has spent £38m on temporary agency staff and a further £1.6m on consultants since 2010.
Between 2010 and 2012 more than 6,000 people were hired on temporary contracts, with 500 employed for longer than 12 months.