Tories’ proposed DTI reforms welcomed by IoD

The
Institute of Directors (IoD) has welcomed the Conservatives’ recommendations on
the reform of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The
proposals for reducing DTI spending are the culmination of a review by business
adviser David James. If implemented, the James Review would reduce the DTI’s
headcount by almost 4,500, compared with a figure of 1,500 in the Gershon
Review.

Without
being able to audit specific costs, the IoD said it welcomed any proposals to
drive greater efficiency within the public sector.

George
Cox, director general of the IoD, said: "There is a clear need for the DTI
to provide a more focused service. We’ve been saying this for some time, and in
fairness, the department has been making improvements.”

By Michael
Millar

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