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The British Library is focused on delivering the best return to the taxpayer from the public funding it receives, while generating additional revenue from philanthropic sources and commercial services. It has an outstanding record of efficiency and innovative thinking and can demonstrate that it creates significant economic value for users and the wider economy.
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Our efficiency programme has delivered:
• £18.3m in efficiencies between 2005 and 2008
• £7.9m efficiencies from April 2008 to March 2010 – 39 per cent above the Government efficiency saving target
• £1.1m savings in our support services from April 2008 to March 2010
• £2.6m in procurement savings since the start of 2008/09
• A 17 per cent headcount reduction since 2001 equalling £13m
• A Productivity Index of 365 (2000/01=100)
• An overall sickness rate managed down from 10.2 to 6.38 days in the last six years. This compares to the 9.7 public sector average and 6.4 private sector average.
• £8.5m of operations has been competitively outsourced.
This money has been re-invested into Library projects, meaning we have achieved more for the same headline rate of GiA.
If you would like further information please contact the British Library policy team.
Susan AdamsHead of Advocacy+ 44 (0) 20 7412 firstname.lastname@example.orgTom JohnsonAdvocacy Officer+ 44 (0) 20 7412 email@example.com