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Without them they won’t achieve their goals

The Government must accelerate ambitious reforms that will modernise the way government works, argues a new report by the Institute for Government.  With the challenge of Brexit and growing pressures on public services, it is more important than ever that these reforms succeed.

The Professionalising Whitehall report says that countless major government projects – like Universal Credit, the InterCity West Coast franchise competition or the electronic tagging of offenders - failed because key activities, from contract management to the design of digital services, were not performed properly.

In each of these cases, departments either lacked the specialist skills that they needed or failed to make effective use of what they did have.  To successfully deliver on major projects, government departments need people with specific skills sets & experience.

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