British Government in Trouble for Obsessively Purchasing iPhone Apps
After last year’s huge scandal about British MPs’ expenses, you would have thought this new lot would have kept their noses clean, but no. It is just weeks since the new government was elected and they are already hitting headlines with news of improper purchases of none other than iPhone apps. Reports from the BBC under Freedom of Information jurisdiction have revealed that government-funded iPhone apps have cost the taxpayer between £10,000 and £40,000. Apps purchased include a jobseekers’ tool (some members of the new cabinet are obviously already disgruntled) and a travel advice app. The BBC also revealed that £94m was spent on website development and £32m on web staff between 2009 and 2010.
The list of spending is by no means exhaustive. Many details remain unreported due to their “top secret” nature. The mind boggles.