Audit: Met wasting millions annually

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’.


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