Departmental savings of 5% will be hard to find

31 Jan 20

Asking ministers to find departmental savings worth 5% was not unexpected or unprecedented, but it may be difficult to achieve and is unlikely to free up enough money to meet the government’s other priorities, argues Nick Davies of the Institute for Government.

  • Nick Davies
    Nick Davies

    Nick is the programme director leading the Institute’s work on public services, outsourcing and infrastructure. Before joining the institute, Nick was public services manager at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. He has also worked at Children England, London Youth and as a parliamentary researcher for an MP.

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