This is an excellent blog from Benedict Brogan, the Deputy Editor at the Telegraph. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!
To regular readers of this blog, it will be no surprise that the Public Sector has not achieved the required levels of cost reduction (open this link for a selection of earlier blogs). From the beginning, this blog has argued that the Government, and especially the Cabinet Office, has been simplistic in its approach. Opportunities for genuine reform, embracing consolidation, outsourcing and transformation have been ignored in favour of a simplistic bacon-slicer approach that has hit front-line services. Enormous bureaucratic inefficiencies across the Public Sector, as well as widespread benefits abuse still remains.
What do you think will happen in the Autumn statement due in December?