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Sitting on the facts

October 25th, 2010

An article in last week’s Sunday Times claims that chairs purchased for our new offices at Smith Square cost £800 each. The same model may cost that much on the high street, but they were bought for our office after a competitive tender, so we didn’t pay anywhere near high street prices.

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2 Responses to “Sitting on the facts”

  1. manthorpe says:

    I am unconvinced that the author of this rebuttal of inappropriate spending on office furniture has made a case to counter the charge.  What exactly was the cost of each chair?  Anywhere near high street prices means nothing – are we talking about £700 or £250 per chair?

  2. uk.admin says:

    The chairs are around Euro 300 (about GBP253) each.

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