Friday October 30, 2020

Civil servants’ creches an ‘unnecessary subsidy’

A government network of creches for the children of civil servants was an ‘‘unnecessary subsidy’’ and did not provide value for money, according to a Department of Finance report.

29th November, 2008

A government network of creches for the children of civil servants was an ‘‘unnecessary subsidy’’ and did not provide value for money, according to a Department of Finance report.

The report into the Civil Service Childcare Initiative states that the government programme failed to meet its targets and should now be wound up. ‘‘Value for money is not being realised,” it states. The department report is highly critical of the initiative,...

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