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TSI responds to new report on public bodies

The House of Commons Public Administration Committee has published a report "Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango State" attacking the management, lack of meaningful consultation and ill-defined tests that the Government used in conducting the review of public bodies.

TSI Chief Executive Ron Gainsford said 'This Report serves to further illustrate the significance, scale and difficulty of the programme the Coalition Government has quickly embarked upon to review arm's length bodies, increase accountability and achieve austerity savings. Our TSI focus throughout this process has been and will remain on the critical importance of ensuring that consumers and businesses do not suffer as a consequence. Competitiveness, fair markets and consumer empowerment are vital to the economic and employment recovery of our country and trading standards professionals are themselves integral to that recovery and future prosperity as the Secretary of State for business has recently himself stated.'

Find more information about the reform of competition and consumer bodies on the TSI policy pages.