A101 wrote:They are not doing anything more than what free enterprise does within the confines of the business, if the project does not represent VfM then they should be cut, just because a project looks good on paper and is underperforming does not mean you just throw more money at it, Government still has to work to the same principles of free enterprise, if a project is costing the taxpayer a billion £ and only returns a million in productivity or benifits should it not be stop as it’s wasteful
Do you actually work in a free enterprise? If so, you would have known that it's just like a government and the civil service (especially large companies). Many projects exist despite having a low ROI and/or fail consistently to deliver (either because it's a project of the CEO, nobody gains from terminating the project personally or that it gains some good PR from the stakeholders). Moreover, it also invests in projects which don't make money short term, but are either needed to support other projects with a high ROI and/or are foreseen to make money longer term. The only reason you do cancel them is because you need money and you've lowered the budget.