How Whitehall pays £3500 for a PC that costs the rest of us £250

Damian Wilson

If you've bought a PC in the last year or so, you'll know that you can pick one up with more bells and whistles than you can ever possibly use for around £250.

So when the news out today some Government departments have been paying 14 times that amount for computers, just because they have no idea of what they're doing, it's staggering. That's right, they've been paying an average of £3,500 for desktop computers that any punter can pick up on the High Street for a fraction of that price.