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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    At least one has suggested they would be proposing prefabrication of buildings in their own countries and shipping them into the UK.
    That would be an interesting interpretation of the "Future" element of BSF. Weren't prefabs the buildings of the future a few decades ago?! Come to think of it, can't we just Easyjet our kids to these cheap countries for their education for less than BSF costs

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee View Post
    That would be an interesting interpretation of the "Future" element of BSF. Weren't prefabs the buildings of the future a few decades ago?! Come to think of it, can't we just Easyjet our kids to these cheap countries for their education for less than BSF costs
    Nice one

    I tried something similar years ago for MCSE training - when it was cheaper to fly out to South Africa or India and stay there to do the course, than it was to drive to Birmingham to do it.

    Even though it saved a couple of thousand quid - the company wouldn't allow it

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    Here's another interesting link from The Guardian

    http://politics.guardian.co.uk/publi...242063,00.html

    Not sure whether its funny or depressing...or both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Here's another interesting link from The Guardian

    http://politics.guardian.co.uk/publi...242063,00.html

    Not sure whether its funny or depressing...or both...
    At £30 per electrical socket, we'd pay for those people from Kirklees to come here. I'd hope they come with the NICEIC certs, but I honestly can't see how they could do it for that price even if they were doing a ton of them at once.

    Whilst £400 for a data point is expensive, I find that much easier to believe because it could be in a truly horrendous location and with more scope for additional costs.

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    I think the underlying problem is lack of ownership & accountability.

    Like many network managers, I know that my budget is limited, so I have an incentive to get the best value I can & I push the budget as far as possible. If I can 'wheel & deal' with suppliers to shave a bit off the price I will as I know that the money I save can be spent on other things for my school.

    By way of contrast, Central Purchasing depts tend to be remote and detached from the point of delivery. They agree a price for a product or service and are content to stick at that level until the contract is due for renewal. Often they have no incentive to closely monitor the price being paid. I think this is particularly true in the public sector and PFI seems to bring out the worst.

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    Thats logical sense, the government don't do that

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