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Conservatives will make government 'thinner'

Shadow Chancellor Oliver Letwin has promised to make a 'fat' government 'thinner' in a bid to create a stronger-performing UK economy.

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Speaking at the Finance Directors’ Forum, held on the cruise ship Aurora, Letwin told the attending FDs that the Labour government has led to the appointment of 300,000 public sector staff who are ‘put hard at work behind desks producing paper’.

These workers are helping to implement ’15 new regulations per working day over the last six years,’ he said. ‘You don’t just get extra regulation, it costs an enormous amount’.

Letwin says the Conservatives believe the government is ‘active’ in being ‘counter-productive against productivity’.

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