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Running Costs, Pay, and Manpower Controls

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

in The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

Containing the pay and allied costs and numbers of civil servants and other public officials has been a priority of governments from 1976 onwards. This is not surprising, since in a period of public ... More


The Whitehall Spending Departments

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

in The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter classifies the departments in Whitehall involved in expenditure policies as there are a number of organisations classified as ‘units’ for the purpose of the public expenditure and Supply ... More


Did Government Cost Less?: Running Costs and Paybill

Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon

in A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199687022
eISBN:
9780191766930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687022.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 assesses a key element often associated with New Public Management—its capacity to effect cost-cutting in government—by looking at what happened to reported running costs in UK civil ... More


Comparative Perspectives on Performance

Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon

in A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199687022
eISBN:
9780191766930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687022.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 7 compares UK central government cost and performance with other countries in such cross-national benchmarking studies as are available, with English local government (often said to embody ... More


Not What it Said on the Tin: Assessing Three Decades of Change

Christopher Hood and Ruth Dixon

in A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?: Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199687022
eISBN:
9780191766930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687022.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 draws conclusions from this analysis of running costs and performance in UK central government over three decades. It returns to the nine possible outcomes that were laid out in Chapter 1 ... More


Was It a Profitable Business?

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0017
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This penultimate chapter attempts to answer whether or not merchant shipping in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was a profitable enterprise. It first quantifies the costs of operating ships, ... More


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