Halfon’s careers advice: ‘Stop wasting taxpayers’ money’

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Not for the first time, Robert Halfon, chair of the Commons Education Select Committee, raised some serious concerns about the Careers and Enterprise Company at an event in Westminster this week.

On his long list of gripes, many previously opined, were CEO Claudia Harris earning almost as much as the prime minister and the company spending £200,000 on two conferences for its staff – one of which was held at popular children’s play centre KidZania in London.

“Last year, it spent £200,000 of taxpayers’ money in a time of austerity on two conferences – money which should have gone to the front ...

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