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CITY VIEWS: IS THE UK GOVERNMENT DOING ENOUGH TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT?

DANNY STUFARD | THOMAS EXCHANGE
“Yes, I’d say so. It’s going to take a while to recoup and adjust to what’s happened. They are doing everything they can and there is not going to be an improvement overnight. I wouldn’t cut costs in the public sector, we need to keep as many people employed as we can.”

CHIT RAJ SINGH | RSA INSURANCE
“There are two ways to look at it - the short and the long term. The Government has chosen the short term option and is borrowing for today. We need more public/private partnerships ?– profit is not a dirty word and the government has to improve the way it is spending.”

IAN FARMER | K.M. DASTUR
“No one knows where the cuts are going to come from. The government’s overspent on most things but I don’t know what the solution is. The NHS is the best it has ever been and the public sector, including MP’s, are underpaid for the amount of work they do. I’d cut the civil service, that’s the solution.”

MATTHEW MEREDITH | ROBERTSON TAYLOR
“This government is in chaos. The debt issue frightens the hell out of me because of the amount of money spent in relation to the European economy. We need to do away with quangos and review the NHS. Labour’s economic policies are disjointed and it seems to me they just react to headlines.”