Gordon or someone at the Cabinet Office has just sent a Press Release.
Cabinet Office (National)
(Cab Office) Working Together - Public Services On Your Side
The Government will today set out its vision for the future shape of public services, building on a decade of unprecedented investment and rising standards.
There follows a list of previusly announced things on which the Government is spending our money on ....
* Across government delivering £35bn of value for money savings, equivalent to £1,400 per household that will be allocated to front line services and further savings to come in 2009 Budget.
Notes to editors
The document Working Together - Public Services On Your Side can be viewed at http://www.hmg.gov.uk/
Cabinet Office Press Office 22 Whitehall LONDON SW1A 2WH
Tel: 020 7276 2533
" ....delivering £35bn of value for money savings, equivalent to £1,400 per household ".
Well they have been delivering savings of £35N (that's about 10% of Central Government Expenditure) for years so they should be spending nothing by now.
Setting the Agenda for the tame lickspittle press ? Diverting attention from the Armageddon of Global Financial Meltdown ?
No. Apparently we should be rejoicing because one of these great cost savings is "Giving Jobcentre Plus advisers greater discretion to personalise support, benefiting up to 80,000 jobseekers." There are of course 3 Mn Jobseekers at the moment .. and rising.
Economic gloom descends on town
by Pete Bainbridge Macclesfield Express March 11, 2009
"FURTHER economic gloom has descended on Macclesfield as new figures reveal the highest number of jobseekers in a decade coupled with a huge leap in home repossessions." read on
...... "Melanie, who wants to be a countryside ranger, said: "There used to be a job club in Macclesfield where they would help you with CVs and help you apply for jobs, but it’s not there anymore. I think it lost funding."