UK: Ofsted’s £4million credit card spree on luxury hotels and dining out

The Colombia Beach Resort in Cyprus where Ofsted inspectors spent £1,109

Staff at Ofsted [Office for Standards in Education] have run up bills of nearly £4million at the taxpayer’s expense on luxury hotels and gourmet meals.

Spending covered by the quango’s credit cards included stays in a five-star resort in Cyprus, dining at some of London’s finest restaurants and drinking in champagne bars.

The watchdog, in charge of inspecting schools in England, disclosed the credit card bills under the Freedom of Information Act. They were run up by around 450 Ofsted officials and inspectors over the past five years…