No More Slocs

The absolutely disgraceful use of underspent budgets by the DOI to resurface the Sloc is an example of appallingly bad expenditure and priority control.  

A system should be in place through Treasury that monitors expenditure in all departments on discretionary projects as the budgetary Year draws to a close.

I am not saying that budgets should not be spent but I am saying that if it looks like there will be some underspends or inappropriate use the decision on where the money should be spent (or whether it should be saved) should be made rationally and against proper priorities.



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Proper control of expenditure

by dpfellows on April 05, 2017 at 09:47PM

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  • Posted by PeteJonz April 05, 2017 at 21:55

    Can we not have an Office for Budget Responsibility, similar to the UK, to assess the budgets of government budgets / spending?
    Or just use the UK OBR to assess the IoM budgets. They are independent and we could use them to benchmark costs against similar projects in the UK to ensure value for money
  • Posted by thinktank April 06, 2017 at 16:51

    Stop trying to make us like the UK...we don't want them interfering with us too much. We just need to to have a couple of independent people on a panel on our own "Office for Budget Responsibility" and a good dollop of common sense. If we have a budget excess then good for us but we should simply save it.

  • Posted by charlie April 15, 2017 at 23:44

    We already have the Public Accounts committee. What we don't need is more quangos and committees so that the members can charge more time. Less quangos, lower the number of members sitting on them and save expenses.
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