CBI responds to Public Accounts Committee report
The CBI responded to a report by the Public Accounts Committee examining progress made with reducing costs by central government departments.
Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Public Services, said:
“While we share the view that central government departments have made a good start in reducing their spending, a long and difficult path remains if they are to reach their 2015 targets.
“We need to see bold action to transform the way in which departments operate and public services are delivered. Opening up additional services to alternative providers, whether they are public sector, charities or businesses, could help to supply these services at a lower cost while delivering the desired outcomes.”
Notes to Editors:
The CBI is the UK's leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the private sector workforce. With offices across the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.