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24 November 2023 at 10:44 am #857

Act wants to shrink public service back to 2017 levels
The Act-National agreement promises to reduce the public sector by “reducing non-essential back office functions”, with expenditure reduction targets to be set for each agency.

Act wanted to shrink the public service back to 2017 levels, but the agreement instead says the size of the reduction will be “informed by the increase in back office head count at that agency since 2017”.

“When evaluating government expenditure, it should be assessed on the extent to which it is delivering public goods, social insurance, regulating market failure and political choice.”