Coalition\’s £56m a day bill to private companies
The coalition has contracted private companies at the rate of nearly £56.6m a day since January, according to a Guardian analysis of government documents that casts new light on the extent of Whitehall\’s reliance on firms to do its work.
The Treasury spent £532,767 on desks for its Westminster offices, the contracts, which span the surprising and mundane, reveal.
That might be a lot, too much, a good deal, who knows? But is there any turd blossom sufficiently socialist left to think that the government should be running a desk making factory?
And, umm, near £60 million a day eh? £600 million every 10 days, £6 billion every hundred, let\’s call it £24 billion for the year eh? Bit of rounding etc.
Err, The Guardian does know that the government spends some £240 billion* a year on goods and services from the private sector, yes?
*Number dimly remembered from a Ritchie post so Lord knows whether it\’s even in the right dimension.