Public Bodies 2012 - questions remain

Responding to the new Cabinet Office report on public bodies, Jill Rutter of the Institute for Government said that while getting rid of defunct bodies is a useful way of decluttering, this does not have significant implications for spending. "The government needs to look beyond a simple numbers game," she said. "It will be vital government ensures follow through, to make sure existing savings are maintained and future savings are realised."


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