Member Since: 22nd Jul 2009
2nd May 2012
Another case of the left hand not knowing about the right hand, or does the other care??
I attended the first UK Sport Major Event Conference back in 1999, when its stated purpose was to attract Major Sports Events to be hosted in the UK - copying Australian techniques of 10 years earlier. So this was paid for by taxpayers money and since then they have put in taxpayers money (albeit the major chunk is probably lottery money) to assist in hosting these events.
So when the policy gets successful and we have attracted many World and European events the right hand changes the goalposts. Research has shown these events normally puts 10 times more into the (local) economy than the investment.
Joined up Government thinking? I think not.......
17th Feb 2012
No they should be on the payroll if that is their function
The numbers of civil servants should be known and transparent.
By taking them off it makes it look like the private sector % (to public workers) is increasing when it is transparently not......