Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Another Waste of £50k
Let me draw your attention to this procurement notice by the Equality and Human Rights Commission published last week. It is for a relatively small amount of money, (£25-£50k) for the task of supporting EHRC to establish a review of Scottish Public Sector Equalities Duties Codes. Behind the Kafkaesque terminology, it is basically a piece of work to ensure that the Scottish Public Sector knows where the law on Equality is different between England and Scotland. So, the English taxpayer has to stump up the money to have a special working group to provide guidance on a panoply of new laws which weren’t needed in the first place.
And guess where the working group is meeting? Manchester. Oh the irony.
I try to be confident that we can easily cut public sector waste, but so much waste has been written into legislation that is hard to see how it can be tackled quickly.