Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Police Commissioner still spending huge amounts on consultants

Devon and Cornwall's police commissioner is still spending vast amounts on consultants, it seems.

Back in June I blogged this on the subject. Back then, Tony Hogg claimed that his consultant spending was very much about setting up his office. Not the case, it seems, as the spending has continued and grown. Now the Police Federation have picked up on the scandal.

Disappointingly, Mr Hogg has failed to answer the charges himself but has left it to his office staff to make his excuses.

It's not as if this is the only example of wasteful spending by Mr Hogg. His overall office costs are higher than the Police Authority he replaced, despite the promise by the Home Secretary that the new offices would be a saving on the previous system. Mr Hogg's excuse is that he isn't as bad as some.

(Oh, and don't forget that Mr Hogg demands that we pay his second home costs even though he could stay in Exeter for free.)


John Conway said...

Pity he does not just make his excuses and resign

John Conway said...

pity he does not just make his excuses and resign