Jeremy Hunt orders review into public sector efficiency to boost productivity


JEREMY Hunt ordered a sweeping review into public sector efficiency – as the average band D council tax bill is up by a staggering 79 per cent in real terms over thirty years.

The Chancellor wants to boost productivity across the sectors such as education and the health service to help boost growth.

Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into public sector efficiency

He said that if this is replicated in the private sector living standards will increase ald mean tax revenues increasing – without the need to increase tax rates.

Mr Hunt has ordered Professor Sir Ian Diamond to improve the way public sector productivity is measured as part of the plan.

Mr Hunt said there needs to be “a relentless focus on efficiency and innovation across both the public and private sectors”.

He added: “A dynamic, high growth future is ours for the taking – and productivity will be at the heart of it.”

The Chancellor said that tackling inflation must remain the government’s immediate priority.

Labour’s shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves was singled out over their plans to borrow an extra £28 billion which he said would lead to spiralling costs and “spook the markets”.

Meanwhile, the Taxpayers’ Alliance has revealed the average annual band D council tax bill in England in 1993 was £568 but now stands at £2,065, a 79 per cent rise in real terms.

The campaigners are calling for town halls to stop wasteful spending and pointless pet projects.

John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Households in every corner of the country are being hammered by higher rates year after year.

“Three decades since its introduction, the relentless climb of council tax shows no sign of reaching its peak.

“Only by cutting wasteful spending and binning pointless pet projects can town hall bosses bear down on the council tax burden.”

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