The Government’s Efficiency Review was in the news yesterday. Julian McCrae argues that the review needs to reboot the Government’s approach to increasing efficiency, instead of just searching for £3.5 billion of extra savings.
The Government is continuing to bounce from crisis to crisis on health and social care. With the Budget less than a month away, the Chancellor must resist the temptation to simply dump more money into the NHS, argues Emily Andrews.
The Government’s new transformation strategy provides a substantial description of how digital technology can improve services and save money, but lacks specific commitments. To succeed, Daniel Thornton says it needs momentum and support from Theresa May and Philip Hammond.
Since Brexit, the question of whether the civil service has the right people, skills, and capabilities is the subject of heated debate. One man who must address these issues is Rupert McNeil, the head of Government HR, says Jen Gold.
Today the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) published a short report, looking at the Government’s progress in improving financial management. Overall, significant progress has been made, in stark contrast to many cross-departmental reforms which fail to make any tangible difference. But there is also still a long way to go. HM Treasury and the Chancellor need to build on what has been achieved to date. Here Julian McCrae...