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Government ‘squandering’ £25 billion a year

Mar 19, 2010

Very topical article today on an issue which has been receiving more and more focus in the past few weeks and, in the run up to the election, will no doubt continue to do so.

http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2010/better-buying-could-save-uk-government-25-billion-a-year/

It’s another example of the inefficiency of the public sector and its lack of commerciality.  In this instance a report has concluded that more effective procurement of goods and services could save the country £25 billion a year.  The figure of £25 billion just trips off the tongue but it a huge, yet perfectly managable, saving which could be made and might just avoid some of the much talked about cuts in public services.

Let us hope that the next party in power, whoever that is, starts to make some fundamental changes to the way things are done around here.




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