Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tories vow to cut HCA spending

Tory party leaders are planning massive cost cuts at the Homes and Communities Agency if they win the next election.

Shadow housing minister Grant Shapps launched an attack on industry quangos during a speech to the National Housing Federation annual conference.

He warned that groups like the HCA and the Tenants Services Authority would face cuts in their operational budgets.

He claimed the HCA cost ВЈ4.5m a month in salaries and occupies 20 offices nationwide, "duplicating" the TSA.

Shapps said: "Every quango is going to have to look very carefully at the way it's working."

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