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  1. 09 Jun '10 07:56

    Where Britain can cut

    SIR – I was not surprised to see Canadian arrangements of a few years ago labelled a possible “radical solution” to our national debt problem (report, June 7).

    When I was a young man struggling to achieve accounting qualifications, the method was well known, under the name of “zero-base budgeting”.

    To achieve savings, using this method, one started at the bottom instead of at the top. Looking at an expense head, you didn’t say: what can we cut from it? You said: if we were starting again from nothing, what would we need? It’s quite amazing the difference in the figures produced.

    Perhaps zero-base budgeting stemmed from an age in which money was a scarce commodity, not something collected from other people and thrown at problems, as has been the case in the last decade.

    Les Breathwick
    Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  2. 09 Jun '10 07:57
    is this the way out?
  3. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    09 Jun '10 09:49
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    is this the way out?
    Out of this?
  4. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    09 Jun '10 11:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Out of this?
    LOL, you've been charmed by the wit of Clarke and Dawes. Excellent!
    Now that you're also laughing while your'e sinking, try this;