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Individual savings (ex. Cost of a printer cartridge) may be 'piddling', but over a year, UK-wide, it adds up to £bns

The government’s programme of Efficiency & Reform helped save hard-working taxpayers £14.3bn in 2013 to 2014, against a 2009 to 2010 baseline.  That is equivalent to nearly £850 for each working household across Britain – enough to fund over 500,000 nurses or pay for more than 3m primary school places. These savings follow £10bn saved with ERG for 2012 to 2013, £5.5bn in 2011 to 2012 and £3.75bn in 2010 to 2011 – all measured against a 2009 to 2010 baseline; some are recurring costs and some are one-off.

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