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We're Looking at Policies for the Future, Treasury Insists

Magazine article Public Finance

We're Looking at Policies for the Future, Treasury Insists

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The Treasury insisted this week that it has always intended to conduct a cross-government policy review to Identify the major challenges facing the UK over the next ten years.

A spokesman for the department, responding to the news that Tony BIaIr was planning to convene ministerial review groups to determine policy for the next decade in four key areas, said it was already working on these Issues In the run-up to next year's Comprehensive Spending Review.

The prime minister wants to set up committees Involving ministers at all levels to took at: the future of public services; economic competitiveness; security; and foreign policy. They would report their conclusions by the end of the year.

But the Treasury spokesman said Gordon Brown had launched a programme of work examining the major policy challenges facing the UK In his Budget in March. …

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