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800 jobs could go in quango cuts

30th September 2010

HSJ has estimated that government plans to cut arm’s length bodies could reduce Department of Health spending by £250m and cost 800 jobs.

The leak to the Daily Telegraph of a Cabinet Office list of 177 bodies to be cut included 17 non-departmental public bodies funded by the DH and a further 14 bodies relating to health are also to be scrapped. HSJ calculated the cost of bodies or quangos directly funded by the DH using 2009-10 annual reports and believes the jobs toll could be as high as 800.

 

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Article Information

Title: 800 jobs could go in quango cuts
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 16250
Date Added: 30th Sep 2010

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