Stormont’s unenlightened attitude to expenses and the oversight of public money…

It’s hard to say that when we are talking about expenses, that the figures concerned are hugely significant when it comes to overall fiscal spend in government. Spotlight’s well researched part two on MLA’s misadventures in claiming expenses showed that each of our political parties have fallen into the ‘free money’ well of the Assembly’s under regulated expenses regime. We’re not talking about massive overruns on a £30 million public contract for instance. Nevertheless, as David Ford put it this …

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