So far the Last Laugh Looney Party investigation into Government spending has only just got started . Nonetheless we have already revealed a great deal of bluster, self-justification and inefficiency and potentially achieved some spectacular savings. We began by looking at some of the smaller departments, although nothing is small in Government spending terms, they only think in £billions and utilise thousands of staff and bloated management structures.
The diagram below illustrates the galaxy of central Government departments and the size of their annual budget in 2018/19.
- Overseas Aid. DFiD. 13.4 Billion
- Defence. MoD. 175. Billion
- Education. DoE. 107. Billion
- Food Supply. DEFRA. 2.1 Billion
- Business. BEIS. 7.5 Billion
- Culture. DCMS. 7.2. Billion
- Justice. MoJ. 9.2 Billion
- Tax. HMRC. 500. Billion
That’s about £800 Billion potential saving so far from just 8 Departments ! Plus a load of civil servants; a forest of paper; a fleet of jumbo jets of foreign travel and a windbag of hot air.
You can suggest these things if you are the LAST LAUGH LOONEY PARTY, because nobody ever thinks you are serious.
BUT WHAT IF ONE DAY YOU GOT ELECTED 🤡