STAFF costs within the Scottish Prison Service have risen by £13 million in a year, amid claims consultants that are being paid to do the work of existing employees.

Figures from the SPS’s annual accounts show the amount spent on staff rose from £150m to £163m during the past fin­ancial year.

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