So farewell, then, the Department of Energy and Climate Change. It’s merging with BIS into the new Greg Clark-led Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Hopefully that streamlining brings greater efficiency. Here are some of their greatest hits:
- Paying £600 to promote just one job advert on LinkedIn – which nobody clicked on.
- Running a photo contest about what climate change might impact in the average Brit’s “day-to-day life” – and choosing a photo of a dead zebra as the winner.
- Shelling out £1.3 million in bonuses – including nearly £300,000 to already well paid top civil servants.
- Spending £500 per day on printing – despite having run a “Think Before you Print” Campaign.
Take your hot air with you…