Politicising The Civil Service- What Does This mean For The Economy?

Pryce, Vicky (2022) Politicising The Civil Service- What Does This mean For The Economy? Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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With the UK-and the world- in the middle of an energy crisis, there is so much that needs to be done to assist the economy that one would be forgiven for thinking that a steady pair of hands is needed to ensure money is well spent and not wasted. The National Audit Office will be at hand to retrospectively question the cost /benefit of any measures and whether they could have been avoided and the Public Accounts Committee will be bringing in the civil servants, usually the Permanent Secretary, to Parliament to answer questions. And then of course there is also the Treasury Select Committee which is an expert in dragging Treasury and Bank of England officials over the coals. This is arguably the worst time therefore to be firing the Treasury Permanent Secretary, as the new Chancellor did almost immediately on taking office amongst apparent concern about Treasury orthodoxy.

Item Type: Other
13 September 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 11:19
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 11:19
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13549

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