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Whistleblowers to cut waste

Published on 23 August 2010 at 10:02

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The British government is using up to 30,000 civil servants as whistleblowers to root out waste, The Independent reports. With the Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition pushing through a package of savage cuts to reduce the country’s 156 billion pound deficit, it is examining thousands of suggestions by public servants as to where savings can be made. But the Financial Times warns that Chancellor George Osborne's “fair cuts” may be far from that, hitting the poor far harder than the rich, and widening the wealth gap.

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