By David Bicknell
Will Wednesday’s Budget bring further news on the Coalition’s plans and prospects for public sector mutuals?
Yesterday’s Independent believes it might. An article by Business Editor James Ashton suggests that Chancellor George Osborne is likely to “talk up the progress made in Whitehall reforms” in his Budget statement.
It argues that “thousands of civil servants will be transferred into the private sector under a blueprint to shake up Whitehall that will be unveiled next month.”
Ashton suggests that new recommendations on spin-outs are due to be outlined in a report by Stephen Kelly, the Cabinet Office’s Crown Commercial Representative.
The report is expected to say that “there are numerous government operations that could be potentially commercialised, either through forging partnerships with outside firms or seeking capital injections.”