Sunday, August 30, 2009

Where's the waste?

There's a lot of talk at the moment about the need to save money in order to pull the country out of the recession. Much of it centres on how we can save in the public sector (councils, schools, hospitals etc) but there's rarely much detail. Sometimes there's a general "cut the top heavy management" proposal, but no-one suggests which managers.

So - Liberal Democrats came up with a rather radical suggestion. Why not ask the people who work in the public sector where they see waste? Teachers, librarians, social workers, nurses, doctors, road sweepers - anyone who works in th public sector is being asked where they think money can be saved. All the results will be put together to see where a change in policy or a tightening or easing of regulation would help to save money. It will feed into the manifesto for the general election and into our policies for years to come.

If you work in the public sector please go to the "In the Know" website and have your say. We're the only political party asking the right people so do take advantage.

1 comment:

Pete Johns said...

The hyperlink in your post seems to be broken. It should be It is a rather radical suggestion, I'll be interested to see how it pans out.