Feeds

Coalition's quango hit list revealed

BBC World Service, Carbon Trust await their fates

Boost IT visibility and business value

A hit list of 177 quangos which the coalition government plans to abolish in order to save money has been revealed.

The list includes British Nuclear Fuels, British Waterways, the Commission for Integrated Transport, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the National Policing Improvement Agency.

A further four groups will be privatised - the Construction and Skills Training Board, the Engineering Construction Board, the Film Industry Training Board and the Tote Board, the Telegraph, which has the full list, reports.

Some 94 organisations are still to have their fates decided - including the previously mentioned Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors.

Others include the BBC World Service, the British Council, the British Hallmarking Trust, the Carbon Trust, the Competition Commission, the Design Council, the Energy Savings Trust and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Environment Agency, the Forestry Commission, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which oversees RIPA, the Office for Fair Trading, the Student Loan Company and Visit Britain are all also waiting to hear what their future holds.

The leak is a convenient first taste of the government's spending review, which is due at the end of October.

Many of the quangos supposedly disappearing will really just be brought back within the government department which oversees their work. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy
Even Moore's Law can't help the architects of statism now
Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report
Man at hardware store was right: name brands DO last longer
Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar
Plus: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up
This'll end well: US govt says car-to-car jibber-jabber will SAVE lives
Department of Transportation starts cogs turning for another wireless comms standard
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.