It is extremely interesting that the Ministry of Defence was singled out as one of the most wasteful departments, considering the Tories have consistently blamed Labour for wasting money on expensive and useless defence projects. What’s the difference?
It’s also good to see PFI take the flak it deserves, at long last. If someone had had the sense to attack it before it was introduced, we might have been able to avoid billions in pointless waste over the last 20 years and more.

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According to the Times, the calculated waste by Whitehall is more than double the £15 billion cuts planned for 2015 onwards, as recently announced by George Osborne.
Details originally posted here: £31 BILLION lost by Whitehall waste.

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Throwing money away through incompetence. And it’s our money!
Government departments have wasted over £31 billion in the past two years according to an investigation by the Times.
Analysis of over 70 reports from the National Audit Office and parliamentary select committees shows wasteful overspending in areas such as welfare and capital projects and farm payments.
According to the Times the calculated waste is more than double the £15 billion cuts planned for 2015 onwards, recently announced by George Osborne.
Where the money went to:
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Analysis of over 70 reports from the National Audit Office and parliamentary select committees shows wasteful overspending in areas such as welfare,  capital projects and farm payments.

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