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Attn. Brits: Your tax money at work

Sky News
Civil servants are used to dealing with red tape – but a group are now having to adjust to black tape to show them where to put things on their desks. National Insurance staff in Longbenton, North Tyneside, are taking part in a pilot scheme on desk management.

It is part of the Lean programme brought in by consultants Unipart, which has already seen public sector workers told to clear their desks of personal items.

HM Revenue & Customs declined to say how much Unipart was paid, claiming it was a commercial matter.

But a spokesman for the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) claimed it was costing £7.4m nationally [about US $14 million].


It’s so comforting to know that the US isn’t the only country with government administrators with mush for brains. There’s lots more at the link.

January 5, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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