The civil service – fit for purpose?

The think tank, Reform, published a provocative report last week reviewing the civil service.  Drawing upon the recent Capability Reviews in Whitehall (see previous posts on this issue), the report suggests the need for significant changes to deliver effective policy advice, management and accountability.  While some of the recommendations are nothing new, it does raise again the question, often avoided, about the competence of the civil service to deliver.

The report is available at: http://www.reform.co.uk/fitforpurpose_217.php

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