MCA Response to NAO Report

The NAO has today published its report on the government’s expenditure on EU exit consultancy.

Tamzen Isacsson Chief Executive of the MCA said:

“The UK is a world-leading centre for consulting and we have been proud to provide expert support to the Government with its Brexit preparations during this critical time, providing extra capacity, specialist knowledge and expertise. Departments have faced an unprecedented volume of workload planning for all Brexit scenarios and using external resources has enabled the government to work quickly and with intensity on major programmes across the UK. At short notice we’ve been able to bring world class technical expertise and multi-disciplinary capabilities and it has been our priority to strengthen the UK’s Brexit planning processes, whatever the outcome, and provide value for money to government departments. Planning for Brexit has been an absolute necessity following the referendum and the investment into consultancy work has enabled the UK to challenge traditional thinking and find new ways of operating and doing business.”


Media Contact:

Jasmine Knight

Communications Executive

Management Consultancies Association


Tel: 0207 645 7953

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA):

The MCA is the representative body for the UK’s leading management consulting firms. For over 60 years, the MCA has been the voice of the consulting industry, promoting the value of consulting to business, the public sector, media commentators and the general public. The MCA’s mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. The MCA’s member companies comprise over 60% of the UK consulting industry, employ around 45,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector. The UK consulting industry is amongst the best in the world and a vital part of the business landscape. To see full list of current MCA members see link –

Compliance with the MCA’s tough entry criteria and adherence to the principles of Consulting Excellence means that MCA member companies are widely acknowledged to provide high quality services to their clients. Many of their achievements are recognised in the annual MCA Awards.