PracticeAuditBongos help internal auditors spend £5,000

Bongos help internal auditors spend £5,000

Bongo-banging awayday at burlesque club for internal auditors under Labour has Conservative Party up in arms

INTERNAL AUDITORS from the Department of Communities and Local Government spent almost £5,000 on a bongo drumming team-building event held at a burlesque club.

The vitriolic exposé from the Conservative Party said the department under the Labour government “policed wasteful spending”.

Apparently the club’s dancers, Lady Beau Peep and “showgirl sensation” Amber Topaz, were not present during the event.

Charlie Elphicke, MP for Dover, said: “Following years of reckless public spending by Labour, it is hard to imagine a more wasteful use of taxpayer money.”

Following the MP expenses scandal that hit elected officials across the political spectrum, more attention is being focused on government spending; new initiatives to boost transparency include the requirement for departments to publish all expenses over £500.

No-one from the Labour Party was available to comment, while the Department for Communities and Local Government confined itself to stressing the value of the event and conceded “the policy on such events has changed significantly following the arrival of the new administration in May 2010”.

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