The Price of Poor Procurement – the data


Reform examined the official investigations conducted between June 2016 and July 2019 into public procurement and outsourcing. Fifty-two published reports covering eight policy areas and 25 specific contracts or partnerships were identified, and twenty-seven public bodies were involved in the contracts.

The additional costs to the taxpayer identified by these investigations are £14.3 billion – or an additional 20 per cent increase on predicted costs.

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