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Chief minister urges States to 'stay on course' with FTP

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GETTING the job done is all that matters for the Financial Transformation Programme, the chief minister has said.

GETTING the job done is all that matters for the Financial Transformation Programme, the chief minister has said.

Deputy Peter Harwood, pictured, yesterday opened the debate on the States savings initiative by urging deputies to stay on course with the project aimed at stripping out a recurring £31m. in States expenditure.

He said the FTP was born out of the need for government to adapt to a changing environment and the promise that the States would do its part to cut its budget following the introduction of the zero-10 tax regime.

'Regardless of what previous States may or may not have intended, it is my firm belief we need to focus on its eventual output, reducing the deficit by reducing States expenditure by £30m.,' he said.

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