Monday, January 17, 2005
Value for Money Action Plan
Today we announced the conclusions of the James Report. To read Michael Howard's remarks CLICK HERE. You can also download a PDF of the complete spending plans at the bottom of the same page. Of the £35 billion saved, £23 billion will be reinvested in public services, £8 billion will be used to reduce the national debit and only £4 billion used for tax cuts. As the document says, these are not vague aspirations. These are absolute commitments. Better public services. Better value. Lower Taxes. As Michael says, that's the Conservative agenda for Britain's forgotten majority. And even better, Andy Marr (not exactly a Tory sympathiser) said on the news that it's achievab;e and anyone who works in the public sector knows there are savings to be made.