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.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Is it favouritism to protect an employee no one likes?

The Dominic Cummings affair shows the dangers of double standards, but it’s also true that...

Masterclass: Communicating in a crisis

In this video, Moneypenny CEO Joanna Swash and Hill+Knowlton Strategies UK CEO Simon Whitehead discuss...

Remote working forever? No thanks

EKM's CEO Antony Chesworth has had no problems working from home, but he has no...

5 rules for work-at-home productivity

And how to focus when focusing feels impossible.

Scandal management lessons from Dominic Cummings

The PR industry offers its take on the PM’s svengali.

Why emails cause conflict

And what you can do about it.