Business of Education: Ministry's consulting bill surges by 450%

Business of Education: Ministry's consulting bill surges by 450%
Education minister Erica Stanford would not be interviewed on the ministry's consulting spend. (Image: NZME)
Cécile Meier
The Ministry of Education’s consulting bill has surged 450% since 2019, new data reveals. Figures released under the Official Information Act (OIA) list the ministry’s spending over the past five years with 24 “tier 1” consulting firms, including Deloitte, Beca and KPMG.  The government classifies consultants across three tiers based on capacity, capability and value. Tier 1 firms are the largest. The ministry spent $23 million on tier 1 consultants in the year to June 2023, about five times more than its...

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