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  • Probation: ‘Rushed’ reforms cost MoJ extra £500m, report says

    Probation: ‘Rushed’ reforms cost MoJ extra £500m, report says0

    Problems with the partial privatisation of the probation system in England and Wales have cost taxpayers almost £500m, the government spending watchdog says. Under the changes, introduced when Chris Grayling was justice secretary, firms were given contracts to supervise low and medium-risk offenders. The National Audit Office says reforms were “rushed” and warns more people

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