Problem

Dependence on external expertise

Other Names:
Outside agency dependence
Dependence on outside specialists
Dependence on outside services
Outside support dependency
Incidence:
The UK Department of Social Security paid out more than £100 million in 1993 in management consultancy fees -- more than the total available for emergency grants. 1,025 contracts were signed with outside advisers. Over the five-year period 1989-93, the department's external consultancy fees totalled £346.6 million.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
11.03.1997 – 00:00 CET