Audit: Met wasting millions annually
An audit report by KPMG has slammed the lack of financial control within the Metropolitan Police, saying that tens of millions of pounds were being wasted each year by Britain?s biggest police force.
The report warned there were no adequate controls over invoices, debt recovery, expenses and overtime payments.
KPMG’s report showed the extent to which the failures were eating away the Met’s Pounds 2bn annual budget, diverting money away from front line resources, although it was unable to put a precise figure on the losses.
The results of the audit were revealed by Lord Harris of Haringey, chairman of the new Metropolitan Police Authority, who described the lack of financial control as ‘shambolic’.