Friday, April 30, 2010
The Taxpayers Alliance have been doing the sums and have published how it is possible to cut £50 billion in public expenditure.
Read it in full here
Section 1: Tackling areas of spending that are not performing - Total: £7,705 million
1.1 Abolish the Bus Service Operators’ Grant - £451 million
1.2 End the ‘Preventing Violent Extremism’ grants - £15 million
1.3 Abolish Sure Start - £1,150 million
1.4 Abolish Building Schools for the Future - £2,300 million
1.5 Abolish the Education Maintenance Allowance - £530 million
1.6 Reduce ‘business skills’ support - £757 million
1.7 Halt further orders and upgrades for the Eurofighter - £740 million
1.8 Abolish England’s regional development agencies - £1,762 million
That is 7billion for a start. And you wouldn't even notice that they'd been axed.