Brown’s £20bn business boost plan flawed says NAO

A senior NAO figure has warned that Gordon Brown’s ambitious plans to raise
business productivity by £16bn are ‘overcooked.’

The prime minister has proposed a major overhaul which would lift the
administrative burden on UK companies by £4bn and lead to increase productivity
of £16bn, but his calculations have been called into question.

In an interview with
Financial Times
Ed Humpherson, an assistant auditor general of the
National Audit Office said:’The £16bn figure is probably a bit overcooked,’ he
said. ‘It’s an extremely difficult assertion to make.’

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