As Britain’s public services face rising demand, The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, explains in Politeia’s Winter Address that improving productivity and efficiency are part of a wider strategy for success in the 21st Century
So often, political debate on [the future of Government services] is reduced to sheer weight of numbers. Are we spending more than we did before? Are we spending more than the opposition are saying they would spend? Are we spending more than other countries are spending?
The answers to any of these questions will only take you so far. The question we should also ask is not just how much, but how well we are spending that money. It is in that spirit I am leading a Government-wide drive to make our public services more productive—quite simply to get more for less. That might sound idealistic. Even simplistic. But unless… read onRead More