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Deloitte response to update on quango closures

22 August 2012

Responding to today’s Cabinet Office update on reducing the number of quangos, David Taylor, public sector director at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:

“Today’s update shows that while reducing the number of quangos is achievable, delivering on-going savings as a result is far more difficult.

“Many quangos deliver services that cannot be stopped overnight. Careful planning is needed to ensure that the appropriate activities can be picked up and delivered more efficiently elsewhere and costs are not just transferred back into central departments. While this would increase accountability, it may not achieve the level of financial savings anticipated.”

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