James Forsyth

Money down the toilet

Money down the toilet
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I have heard two examples of government waste this morning which make you realise just how much money there is to be saved. The first was of a £1000 photocopier that cost £35000. The second was of a toilet worth £10000 bought for £50000. Both  of these examples of waste come from the education budget. Just imagine what the £34000 saved on a photocopier could have done in that school.

No government can cut out waste entirely. But by moving away from central ordering and restoring discretion you can save money. If you doubt this just look at how much a tin of instant coffee costs in catalogues of office supplies compared to the supermarket.