Magazine article Public Finance

MPs Criticise DfES over Its Savings Claims

Magazine article Public Finance

MPs Criticise DfES over Its Savings Claims

Article excerpt

The Department for Education and Skills has defended its efficiency claims after a committee of MPs accused the department of obscuring proper debate and scrutiny.

In a report published last autumn on education expenditure, the Commons education select committee criticised the department for attributing a cash value to teacher time freed when non-teaching staff took on some of their previous tasks.

The DfES had claimed that although none of the £4.3bn in savings the department was working towards achieving by 2008 was cashable', in the sense that it would result in money being returned to the department, 75% of it would be 'recyclable'. It would free staff and resources to increase productivity or quality.

'Money is not being redeployed elsewhere, and it is a moot point the extent to which the gain. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.