Better Government

Excellent government is vital for everyone. Second or third rate public services make everyone poorer and corrode society.

The Peoples Party must:
undertake a transformation of UK government to make it an excellent, professional organisation at all levels
adopt best practices from governments and businesses around the world
dramatically reduce the number of civil servants and increase pay levels to attract the best and brightest. Give public servants bonuses related to the performance of government in improving national prosperity
root out the corruption that tolerates underperformance, self-serving and covering up failure. Government must act for the powerless rather than the powerful
establish a “dissent channel” with a direct link to the Prime Minister to enable “whistle blowing” on problems in public service delivery
ensure that large projects are properly planned, costed, managed and delivered within budget, to date and that the benefits are fully realised
follow the principles set out in Competitive Government

Improving government performance is the “elephant in the room” when it comes to seeking ways to generate new prosperity and economic growth. The fundamental challenge is to make sure that all government programmes are as effective as possible in realising their objectives.

Our government, like many others, suffers from the failings of monopoly. We are stuck with policies and programmes that are outdated and inefficient. Society moves on, but government, far from leading, falls further and further behind. Its power is diminished and dissipated, its resources and potential wasted, the opportunities for real progress lost.

Maximising value is at the heart of the new philosophy of government – competitive government. Successful governments focus on where they can best add or leverage the most value to their countries. Identifying areas, assessing effectiveness and delivering results are crucial elements.

We must transform the machinery of government, making it agile and dynamic, an organisation that really does help people to succeed and businesses to prosper.