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Cutting Whitehall contractors could save £1billion, says think tank

Cutting Whitehall contractors could save £1billion, says think tank

A new report by leading think tank Policy Exchange finds that after a period of restraint, the amount of money Government departments spend on external contractors has risen significantly, nearing pre-2010 levels. In 2014/15, Government departments spent £1.01 billion, up from £610 million in 2011/12. In 2009/10, the amount spent on off payroll staff was £1.5 billion.

Think tank calls for a bonfire of the energy quangos at the Spending Review

Think tank calls for a bonfire of the energy quangos at the Spending Review

A new report by leading think tank Policy Exchange highlights the complex network of organisations that govern energy policy, regulations and rules. The paper find there are over 30 bodies responsible for the delivery of energy policy, the management of industry codes of practice and the operation of the energy system. The cost of these organisations is estimated at over £600million a year.

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