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    Topshop's Sir Philip Green gives rich advice on how to cut the nation's cloth.

    Officials lavishing £38million on 400,000 nights in London hotels...£29million spent on car hire...leaflets which should cost 26p being printed at a price of £1.31 each...

    The retail magnate Sir Philip Green was asked by David Cameron to shine a light into the darkest corners of Whitehall, and there is no denying he has uncovered staggering levels of waste.

    His assessment is that he could save £20billion without cutting a single public sector job – trimming £700million from the jaw-dropping £2billion telecoms bill alone.

    Who could doubt Sir Philip’s analysis that if a private company behaved like the public sector, ‘the lights would go out’?

    And, in calling for Whitehall to make the most of its vast size, buying power and credit rating, Sir Philip, a supremely gifted self-publicist, has given the Coalition much rich food for thought.

    The full story available from here : Topshop's Sir Philip Green gives rich advice on how to cut the nation's cloth | Mail Online

    Much rich food for thought indeed! Let's hope that for a change this government might actually take note of advice on how to optimise its expenditure rather than make promise after promise the way Gordon Brown did, none of which amounted to anything.
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    Re: Topshop's Sir Philip Green gives rich advice on how to cut the nation's cloth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    Officials lavishing £38million on 400,000 nights in London hotels...£29million spent on car hire...leaflets which should cost 26p being printed at a price of £1.31 each...

    The retail magnate Sir Philip Green was asked by David Cameron to shine a light into the darkest corners of Whitehall, and there is no denying he has uncovered staggering levels of waste.

    His assessment is that he could save £20billion without cutting a single public sector job – trimming £700million from the jaw-dropping £2billion telecoms bill alone.

    Who could doubt Sir Philip’s analysis that if a private company behaved like the public sector, ‘the lights would go out’?

    And, in calling for Whitehall to make the most of its vast size, buying power and credit rating, Sir Philip, a supremely gifted self-publicist, has given the Coalition much rich food for thought.

    The full story available from here : Topshop's Sir Philip Green gives rich advice on how to cut the nation's cloth | Mail Online

    Much rich food for thought indeed! Let's hope that for a change this government might actually take note of advice on how to optimise its expenditure rather than make promise after promise the way Gordon Brown did, none of which amounted to anything.
    This is all deplorable. Why has there never been any prevous check on civil service antics? Maybe we need auditors appointed from the list of existing accountancy companies who might not be so sympathetic to what has clearly been going on for generations. We have always suspected it now we have some evidence!

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    Re: Topshop's Sir Philip Green gives rich advice on how to cut the nation's cloth.

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    This is all deplorable. Why has there never been any prevous check on civil service antics? Maybe we need auditors appointed from the list of existing accountancy companies who might not be so sympathetic to what has clearly been going on for generations. We have always suspected it now we have some evidence!
    The simple answer is because we have had thirteen years of government by a party which consistently displayed arrogance, economic incompetence, hubris, personal and communal dishonesty, and a naive belief that the taxpayer was a never ending bottomless pit of never ending funds. They therefore never considered even attempting to control the civil service.

    The second reason is that the quality of management in the civil service is generally way below that in the private sector. If there are no checks and balances, a seeming unlimited supply of resources and no accountability this is what happens. Such a situation could not continue in the private sector without it resulting in bankruptcy.

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