Finance Ministry curbs outsourcing services costs

The Finance Ministry has ended cooperation with 13 lawyers’ offices which provided the ministry with legal advice and outsourcing services. The ministry said it would use its own lawyers for this purpose, saving an estimated 4.3 million crowns. Finance Minister Andrej Babiš has made it clear he will not tolerate millions of crowns being spent on outsourcing services for tasks that should be handled by the ministry’s own staff. He has moreover ordered an internal reorganization that should further cut administrative costs.