HM Treasury Spends £10 Million On Remote Work

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HM Treasury, the UK government department directing economic policy, has spent nearly £10m on remote working devices to fast-track work-from-home policies since the pandemic.

The data was retrieved via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request and analysed by the Parliament Street. They took into account the number of laptops, tablets, and phones purchased by HM Treasury each year since 2018.

In total, HM Treasury spent £9,331,405 during that period in order to cope with the rise of remote work. A third of the spending happened between May 2021 and April 2022 at £3,183,454 as lockdown restrictions eased.

 5,100 phones were purchased during the period, making up £2,582,233 of the device spend, peaking over the past 12 months.

The majority of the money was spent on Laptops: £6,724,631 for 5,826 devices. This represents 72% of the total spent, £2,517,165 of which came during the May 2021 to April 2022 period to get staff set up at home.


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