A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
Posts Tagged: Public Service Reform
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
A dignified old age should be a key legacy of the current Conservative government – here’s how we could make it a reality for everyone.
Bruce Newsome: The key problem with the NHS. Not resources, not culture – but a lack of accountability
The Department of Health must establish its own complaints office, which in turn must be accountable to the Secretary of State and thence to Parliament.
Placing every single decision in the hands of a tiny group is not a viable long-term strategy, but a recipe for total (nervous) breakdown.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
One place where there is unlikely to be any dithering is the West Midlands. The prospect of someone like Andy Street becoming mayor is hugely exciting.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
Andy Street is the right candidate in the right place at the right time.
Embracing new technology and ways of working can make public services cheaper, more effective, and easier to use.
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.
The NHS desperately needs a regulatory environment which will force it to think more entrepreneurially and collaboratively.
Most important is delivering the programme on a practical timescale rather than a political one.
Without sufficient staff and resources, governors will find it impossible to deliver the programmes prisoners need to avoid recidivism.