Embargoed: 00:01 Sunday 25 July 2021
Responding to the Public Accounts Committee’s reports on spending during the pandemic, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“The simple truth is that the pandemic has left taxpayers on the hook for billions.
“Of course the government had to react quickly, but the sheer scale of squandered public money will shock those whose budgets have been squeezed by the crisis.
“To ensure lessons are properly learned, the coming covid investigation must be as efficient, swift and decisive as possible.”
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- The TaxPayers’ Alliance found that government departments spent over £300 million on public inquiries in the last five years.