Public sector waste

Merger = cost?

Another of those public sector mergers cost us money stories from the Conservatives today. They have got hold of a leaked document from the Office of the John Prescott that shows that mergers of district and county councils might cost £358 per household. Private sectors mergers are usually predicated on cost savings. How is it that public sector mergers cost us money? You might think that merging would reduce overheads and quickly deliver savings to tax payers.