Efficiency….not


Got to comment on the Public Accounts Committee (Parliament) report on failures in the efficiency programme, on the BBC Today programme here

Last item of the day.

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About Colin Talbot

Professor of Government at the University of Manchester, England.
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2 Responses to Efficiency….not

  1. Susan P says:

    Absolutely agree about Treasury inability to effectively scrutinise departments’ efficiency claims. OGC is a little better as at least it has some practical operational knowledge.
    The CSR07 efficiency programme was pointless anyway as savings were measured against a “counterfactual” – what would have been spent if the efficiencies had not been made. This amounted to an invitation to get out the smoke and mirrors.

  2. Christopher Bean says:

    Agree with the observations, but it would have been useful, if the BBC had provided time, for a fuller description as to what was meant by: “haven’t looked at systemically & radical ways of re-organising.” What is the recommended best practice for exploring the systemic reality, ie the viability of the complex system which embraces the Treasury’s 3Es both intra and inter gov departments?

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