Transparency data published on April 30th, revealed HMRC spent a total of £5.5 million on… chairs in March 2021.
|WAGSTAFF BROS LTD||£234,004.07|
|HERMAN MILLER LTD||£3,788,224.29|
|Senator International Ltd||£43,669.08|
|WAGSTAFF BROS LTD||£475,839.66|
|Senator International Ltd||£132,091.31|
|WAGSTAFF BROS LTD||£367,697.42|
|WAGSTAFF BROS LTD||£245,105.57|
|WAGSTAFF BROS LTD||£249,499.27|
The “expenses area” was described as “CFO Transformation Programmes” and the largest single payment was made to retailer Herman Miller – which is famous for its pricey ergonomic chairs – on the 12th of March with the description: “Stratford Regional Centre. Furniture Fixtures & Equipment. Mar 21”
Office fit-out company Wagstaff received the second largest amount, a cool £1.57 million over two locations – Worthing and Liverpool – followed by global logistics company SENATOR INTERNATIONAL which billed a paltry £175k across Ipswich and Leeds.
“You’d imagine this means they’re gearing up for a mass return of employees with their Stratford regional offices hosting most of the workforce. This is in line with what we’re seeing. As confidence increases and workers return back to a physical office, were gaining an increase in office space rental enquiries.”