Michael Burton
Michael Burton has been commentating on the UK's public sector for 25 years, and is editorial director of the UK's leading local government weekly news magazine, The MJ (Muniicipal Journal) and its website themj.co.uk

As well as writing and speaking at numerous public sector seminars he is in regular contact with many of the leading figures in the UK’s central and local government sectors and is currently writing a book on public sector reform.

His book The Politics of Public Sector Reform from Thatcher to the Coalition is being published by Palgrave Macmillan

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The UK's public finances and the GDP figures

(2) Comments | Posted 2 August 2011 | (00:00)

I was recently having lunch with a distinguished former head of a UK government body. He pointed out that no government has ever managed to reduce public spending, only reduce its rate of growth.

I thought over this as I examined the most recent growth domestic product (GDP) figures for...

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