DWPExamination.

  • Waste of £87 per second revealed by Whitehall loss list for sums over £300,000
  • Almost £2million wasted on flights for failed asylum seekers that were cancelled
  • £626,000 was lost when officials double-paid a £10 Christmas benefits bonus
  • NHS spent £115million on medicines that went out of date – amid funding crisis 

Whitehall blunders have cost taxpayers £5.5billion in two years.

Ministers and officials blew £87 a second on failed projects and compensation payouts. The cash was enough to train 100,000 nurses or 9,000 doctors.

Almost £2million was squandered on deportation flights for failed asylum seekers that had to be cancelled because of a court ruling.

The Ministry of Defence wrote off almost £2billion – including £11million on two RAF drones that crashed during testing. Stock image of an Army drone

The Ministry of Defence wrote off almost £2billion – including £11million on two RAF drones that crashed during testing. Stock image of an Army drone

Another £626,000 was wasted when officials double-paid £10 Christmas bonus payments to benefit claimants. The Ministry of Defence wrote off…

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