New research: EHRC credit card spending

Reported today in the Daily Mail, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) has released new information on the use of government procurement cards by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

In October 2010, the TPA called on supporters to write to Theresa May and support the abolition of the quango that has repeatedly failed to control its budget properly.

The new findings include:

    • Nearly £20,000 paid to political parties.
    • Over £3,000 on hotels in the UK and over £2,000 on hotels in Switzerland.
    • Over £2,600 spent on flights, over £1,600 on restaurants and even £76 on first class Heathrow Express rail tickets.

You can download the full information here.

Matthew Sinclair, Director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:

“We already knew spending was out of control at the EHRC, but now we have further evidence that they are wasting taxpayers’ money with thousands of pounds in credit card bills.  Every penny wasted unnecessarily on lavish expenses and political campaigning at party conferences is more pressure on families.  If the Government want to give taxpayers a better deal, they need to scrap this spendthrift quango.”


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