quangocracy


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quangocracy

(kwæŋˈɡɒkrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the control or influence ascribed to quangos
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) quangos collectively
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They might start to look at the way taxpayers' money is squandered on the advisers, the quangocracy, the consultants, the ombudsmen, the commissioners and the assemblies.
Defending his government from the claim, Cameron used the word "quangocracy" - a snippet of Whitehall jargon which hardly strengthened his own claim of differentiation from the professional civil service.
While it did scrap the institutions which once led the region, it did so with the intention of introducing leadership by democracy not quangocracy. And elsewhere, it has worked.
I know this is a favourite sport of the quangocracy - using "standard industry metrics", in this case a VisitBritain for mula, to put pound note values on the often difficult to quantify.
Now the Treasury Chief Secretary Liam Byrne has ordered a detailed analysis of the Quangocracy.
Mr Cameron said others - such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical excellence (NICE) - would be improved, ministers would take back responsibility for policy issues and top salaries paid to the so-called quangocracy would be published.
"Nowhere is this adverse competitiveness better visible than in one of the great absurdities of Labour's quangocracy: the overseas bureaux.
I voted for democracy, not quangocracy. Ms L Phillips Cardiff
The belief that a successful businessman would solve the problem of NHS costs resulted in the Griffiths Report, a consequent huge increase in administrative costs, 'quangocracy' of unprecedented proportions with concomitant loss of morale amongst the work force, with no obvious improvement in either the service to the public, nor in costs to the Treasury.
Martin Taylor of Barclays Bank and Bob Ayling of British Airways, both open and avowed enemies of the labor movement, were brought into the quangocracy and involved in the development of New Labour policy.
The eighty-page document was launched in the House of Commons by the Welsh Secretary, who claimed the proposals offered people a real say in the running of public services and signalled a restructuring of the `Welsh quangocracy'.
The abolition of regional development agencies, including One North East, was highlighted as one of the key measures in tackling what Mr Maude described as a "bloated quangocracy" when the coalition came to power in 2010.