Theresa May's advisors paid £1000 a day till 2019 to execute Brexit strategy

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Theresa May's advisors paid £1000 a day till 2019 to execute Brexit strategy

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Officers responsible for Brexit negotiations are being paid great sums of money for their input

The UK Cabinet Office last week advertised for the officers who are to join the newly established department of “Exiting the .”

But the three people tasked the with posts will only have to work for a total of 15 days-a-year to get up to £20,000 for their input.

The Cabinet Office has removed the job vacancies from its website after the closing date for applications expired last Friday.

But the job is to work with Government ministers and special advisors in facilitating the delivery of the top secret negotiations.

It would seem the British Government has been taking lessons on wasteful spending from the EU

Mike Hookem, MEP

The Government will not confirm to what extent the non executive directors will be involved in the whole process.

But they have confirmed they are entitled to £20,000 per annum over three years for 15 days work plus expenses which is just shy of the UK average annual salary of £26,500.

A Government source said: “Non-Executive Board members provide advice and bring an external perspective to the business of government. 

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The Brexit advisors will receive as much as £20,000 for 15 days of work

“They give advice and support on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals, focussing on getting policy translated into results. 

“Policy will be decided by Ministers alone, with advice from officials.

“The non executives will sit on the Departmental Board, chaired by the Secretary of State; advise on strategy, performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the Department; provide independent scrutiny for the Department upon request; advise on cross-government initiatives and policies and work with executives and their offices to continue to improve the performance of the Department.”

However the decision to employ the highly paid advisors has been questioned given the large amount of experts who are available and would potentially give advice for free. 

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The decision to hire paid advisors was widely questioned and criticised

Speaking of the Government’s decision to hire three non-executive ‘Brexit’ directors, Mike Hookem MEP said: “It would seem the British Government has been taking lessons on wasteful spending from the EU.

is a chance to re-invent the UK as a powerhouse of trade and industry outside of the EU.

“Rather than paying three people 60k for fifteen days work a year, I would instead like to see forums of specialists employed for their expertise in each area.

“The decision to employ these people once again shows just how unprepared the establishment were for Brexit.

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A body of free advisors was available to use

“However, now is the time to seize the moment and put in place policy that works for Britain, rather than the whole of EU.” 

Earlier this week the invited devolved leaders from Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland to discuss the Government’s strategy.

But following the talks .

Making reference to a model of conflict for two players in game theory, Ms Sturgeon insisted she was “serious.”

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Nicola Sturgeon recently attacked the Prime Minister over her interest with Scotland

She fumed as she clenched her fists: “There is nothing about what I am doing just now that is bluffing, or game playing.

“This is not a game, it’s not a game of chicken, it’s not a game at all, I am absolutely serious when I say I would do whatever it takes to protect Scotland’s interests.” 

However Ms Sturgeon failed to elaborate on how she would maintain that view when she is threatening to sour relationships with her biggest trade partners in the UK at the expense of her EU aspirations.

Currently the UK makes up 60 per cent of trade for Scotland.

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Published at Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:43:27 +0000

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