Friday, October 12, 2007

The Bumper Book of Government Waste

The latest book to come out the excellent Taxpayers Alliance is The Bumper Book of Government Waste. Published only last week, it is the perfect book if you want to understand why it would be possible to cut taxes by upwards of £4,000 per household and still not cut services. (Now whether services could or indeed should be cut is another story, and one I will go into in future).
Currently it is only in hardback so it is ideal for throwing at any passing politician or bureaucrat. It estimates that £101 billion is wasted per annum by the British Government. This is a scandal and one that should be addressed immediately.

I do have to declare an interest as I am one of the sources for the authors Lee Rotherham and Matthew Elliot.

Next year it will be even worse.

1 comment:

Mountjoy said...

The tragic thing is that so much could be done with this £100bn, in terms of tax cuts, reducing the £8bn deficit and also towards frontline services. The Government is absolutely wasteful with the public's money, and if the Tories start a debate about cutting waste, Labour will accuse them of cutting public services...

It is a very difficult policy area to tackle, but I agree that someone certainly needs to. Waste of public money is immoral, when it can be used in so many positive ways...