The cost of Workplace 2010

The BBC reports on a written answer from Northern Ireland Finance Minister, the DUP’s Nigel Dodds, on the cost of the abandoned WorkPlace 2010 scheme – £12.85million. But, the Minister says, “Approximately 45% of the work associated with consultancy and professional fees remains of value to the Department.” Which would mean that, at best, only £7.0675million was wasted.. [Artfully wasted? – Ed] Fictionally, perhaps..