I wish that I could stop myself from banging on about things that I know f... all about, but I guess that I'm entitled to my own opinion so here goes.
Today's Spending Review.
What I would like to see is:-
The end of Department Budgets with their "use it or lose" mentality. Departments inflate their budgets in case it's needed and then proceed to spend like a drunk at happy hour to stop it being reduced next year due to over budgeting this year, creating a huge spiral of waste.
Stop the public sector early retirement age of 50 along with the one off massive lump sum payment and a pension that is inflation proofed. Which, I might add, is being paid for by the good citizens of this Country who will eventually see their pensionable age raised to 68.
Tighter regulations in public sector sick pay which is way higher than in the private sector.
The sacking of public sector procurement numpties that lock us into ridiculously over priced and ineffective contracts. In fact I think they should be charged with treason and locked up in the Tower of London.
In a word - waste. It is the root of all evil.
GOOD FRIDAY MESSAGE - I posted this on 2 April 2010 and felt inspired to re-post this year. Regrettably, I should have done it yesterday but it is not too late! The message is...
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