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Monday, 25 October 2010

FOI campaigners target "public services industry"‏

The billions of pounds worth of commitments tied up in Britain's "public, private" state must be opened up to transparency and scrutiny, argues a new OurKingdom report. The spending review, announced this week, promises £81 billion worth of cuts over the next four years. Whilst services face the deepest cutbacks in generations, billions of pounds a year will still need to be found to finance our PFI commitments. Amidst all the talk from government ministers of “efficiency” savings, there has been almost no mention of PFI and its legacy on the public purse, writes Oliver Huitson See the full story at http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/oliver-huitson/transparency-must-extend-to-britains-public-private-state