TITLE

Public funding is bureaucracy gone mad

AUTHOR(S)
Labrow, Peter
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
IT Training;May2004, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article author is of the view that if there's one thing that any government, or government department, is truly excellent at, it's keeping the pot of gold right where it is: at the end of the rainbow. Each year, around £820m available to pensioners goes unclaimed and around £580m in council tax benefit remains untouched. Two million families miss out on tax credits, worth £45 to each of them. The reason why the government money is not put to use is because many people simply don't know it's there. This is pretty astounding when you realise how much the government spends on communicating such subsidies.
ACCESSION #
13135800

 

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