Ruth Porter appears on BBC Radio 5 Live
Ms Porter argued that although areas such as welfare, health, education, and foreign aid have seen an increase in spending, standards and productivity in many of these sectors has declined. Rather than putting money into sectors that are under-performing it is more important to spend time reforming them, for instance allowing businesses to invest in schools could dramatically improve standards across the board, whereas currently the government are spending as much on debt interest as they are on education. Ms Porter emphasised the need for actual reforms, council tax has doubled in some areas but residents have not seen any improvements.
Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 1:09:52.