Efficiency savings

The Conservative solution to pressing economic problems is unspecified efficiency savings in public services. This is well established short hand for cuts. Nobody is fooled. It’s been done or promised before by both major parties and it’s a complete charade.

If you want to make public service cuts there’s plenty to go at without telling the public fibs that they don’t believe anyway.

In the NHS, of which I have thirty years experience, the first item on the agenda is the internal market that is currently absorbing about 10% of the funding. Abolish the market and you immediately create more than 3% per annum room for growth without additional funding for three years.

In education: try letting the teachers teach rather than cram the children for box ticking purposes and reduce the number of exams.

Simple things can yield big benefits.

Advertisements

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: