Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
Posts Tagged: Private Sector
Richard Short: There is a way to lift the pay cap – without caving in to Labour’s plan and putting jobs at risk
We should look again at appreciating the added value that the public sector brings to the wealth of the economy – and lift the cap for low earners.
The Trade Secretary’s reported remarks suggest a mercantile attitude at odds with the optimistic, free-trading case for a global Britain.
The number of public sector jobs as a percentage of all jobs has declined everywhere. But it’s not the only metric we should look at.
Vouchers, selection, top-up fees, school autonomy and a renewed focus on the arts: let’s bring the advantages of private education to all.
Francis Davis: Transforming lives means taking risks. Don’t let the collapse of Kids Company persuade you otherwise.
The voluntary sector needs pooled budgets, enhanced leadership and greater innovation – and thus follow the lead of the best in the private and public sectors.