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The Better Government Initiative

Evidence to the PACAC Inquiry into Government Decision-Making

Written evidence offered by the BGI in response to the PACAC inquiry into safeguards for proper government decision-making. Driven by the publication of the Chilcot Report, the document analyses the decision-making processes used by the government … [Read more...] about Evidence to the PACAC Inquiry into Government Decision-Making

Evidence to the PACAC Inquiry on Civil Service Effectiveness and Capacity

Written evidence offered by the BGI in response to the 2017 PACAC inquiry into the effectiveness and capacity of the Civil Service. The BGI’s conclusions regarding this enquiry are presented, and include the beliefs that the civil service does not … [Read more...] about Evidence to the PACAC Inquiry on Civil Service Effectiveness and Capacity

Evidence to the PAC Inquiry Into Civil Service Capability

Written evidence offered by the BGI in response to the Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into Civil Service Capability. The document looks at what the BGI considers the urgent and pressing concerns that the Civil Service is not sufficiently staffed … [Read more...] about Evidence to the PAC Inquiry Into Civil Service Capability

There May Be Trouble Ahead – The Civil Service in a Post Truth World

An article by Sir Richard Mottram, first posted on the LSE’s British Politics and Policy Blog, regarding the issues faced by the Civil Service in modern society, and on the differences between their actual role and the role some believe them to have. … [Read more...] about There May Be Trouble Ahead – The Civil Service in a Post Truth World

Evidence to the HoL Inquiry into the Legislative Process

Written evidence offered by the BGI in response to the House of Lords Constitution Committee inquiry into the legislative process. The evidence looks at the standards the BGI believes should apply to new legislation as well as the compliance … [Read more...] about Evidence to the HoL Inquiry into the Legislative Process

Commentary by the Better Government Initiative: The Chilcot Report – Lessons for the Machinery of Government

The original article can be found on the Better Government Initiative website. THE CHILCOT REPORT: LESSONS FOR THE MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT A commentary by the Better Government Initiative Key Issues 1. The Chilcot report offers many lessons on … [Read more...] about Commentary by the Better Government Initiative: The Chilcot Report – Lessons for the Machinery of Government

The Grimstone Review of Public Appointments: Evidence to PACAC

Written evidence offered by the BGI regarding concerns that key recommendations made by the Grimstone Review into public appointments could lead to a shift from appointments based on merit to appointments based on personal and/or political … [Read more...] about The Grimstone Review of Public Appointments: Evidence to PACAC