Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Taxpayer billed thousands of pounds to hire and buy dinner suits and posh frocks for civil servants to go to parties

Taxpayers are picking up the bill for civil servants to hire ball gowns and dinner suits.

Whitehall staff have received thousands of pounds through the ‘evening dress allowance’, new figures reveal.

It is just the latest revelation about the extra perks and expenses enjoyed by government officials despite three years of austerity.