He's not a consultant, he's an employee. He bought his own iPhone out of his wages. And saved £235k of public money when he purchased the phones, compared to previous spending on Blackberries, androids etc which were non-compatible and quickly becoming obsolete. He's not a fat-cat/pe- pusher/any-other-cliche-you-wish, but a nice guy who loves his family, lives in a tiny back-to-back and works extremely hard for his pittance public sector salary. How do I know? He's my best friend.