Re: Only 3%?
A personal thought is that the public service is unfairly maligned for having too many "who do nothing but fiddle about with PowerPoint and attend meetings" the truth is that all large organizations become infested with these people - Particularly when they are natural privately owned monopolies
Yes, however, those private companies are allowed to go bust. The public sector just continues ad finitum, with an ever larger paper trail. Given the impossibility of reforming most of it, Parkinsons Law makes clear that we should cap the lifetime of public sector departments and organisations, beginning again with a clean sheet of paper every, say 50 years.
Looking at all the middle mamabegrs and administrators in the NHS, a reasonable back of the fag packet estimate would be that more than half the work done is meaningless paperwork rather than actual healthcare provision.