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Old 20th October 2016, 15:53   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Who's Spending Britain's Billions???

The problem is the long term cost; if all these services are inhouse and provided by the LAs and central government, there are the ancillary costs of Civil Service pensions (non or minimal contributions by employees) plus index linked salaries on a defined pay scale.
Did the programme look at the comparison of these costs at all?
The other problem is the complete lack of any business acumen within these huge organisations such as the NHS. They don't seem to have any idea about making deals and getting together to bulk buy.
Very frustrating!
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