Saturday, April 28, 2012

Old Habits Die Hard: Quango bosses are Continue living the high life at your expense

The Coalition promised a 'bonfire of the quangos' that would save £2.6billion.

But a quick glance at the organisations' expenses claims suggests that staff aren't feeling the heat just yet.

For as the rest of the country struggles to cope with austerity measures, quangos are still blowing thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on foreign jaunts and first-class rail travel.

MPs have already expressed concern that the Coalition will miss its savings target by a third.

Now details of quango spending – much of it on notorious Government procurement cards, which are in effect taxpayer-funded credit cards for public sector staff – reveal that the agencies are still spending thousands on everything from iPads to chocolate buttons. Read More