Stat of the day: 700,000

The number of people employed by Government quangos.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
The 'bonfire of the quangos' is about to get underway in earnest, and the Daily Telegraph has the dubious honour of being the one to leak the list of those who will be used as kindling. Among those in line for the chop are such world-changing organisations as the Hearing Aid Council and the Zoos Forum. More contentious, though, are the likes of the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. No news yet as to how much this is going to save the taxpayer - but expect there to be a certain amount of revolt from those who rely on the quangos' services.

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