Newly appointed culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked civil servants at the Department for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to investigate how the department can make savings to cover £66 million of cuts.
Hunt was appointed as Secretary of State to the renamed department yesterday. Speaking last night, he told the BBC: “If [planned spending] cuts were done evenly across all departments, then in my department that would mean about a £66 million cut. And I have had discussions with civil servants in my department today, one of the first things I did, to ask how we can best find those savings without affecting the frontline services for which we’re responsible."
Thursday, May 13, 2010
From Alistair Smith in The Stage: