MoJ fears revealing ‘shaky’ budget numbers

18 Oct 2016

The Ministry of Justice has admitted it is struggling to ‘marry-up’ projected spending with budget allocation as it bids to halve its administrative spend by 2020.

Facing the Justice Select Committee today, former Whitehall barrister Richard Heaton, the permanent secretary to the MoJ, and Mike Driver, the ministry’s chief financial officer, told MPs that ‘challenging’ financial targets and a ministerial reshuffle had le...

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