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New figures from Number 10 reveal how government has lost grip of delivery already

11/03/2011, 12:00:27 PM

by Atul Hatwal

Uncut analysis shows almost half of delivery targets missed just three months after the launch of departmental business plans.

New figures sneaked out by Number 10 in the past week reveal the extent to which government has lost control of its delivery programme. Just three months after the prime minister personally launched the government’s departmental delivery plans, an Uncut analysis of the latest monthly updates shows that 43% of delivery targets were missed in February.

Looking at the activities due to be completed in February as well as those goals still outstanding from previous months, the department for transport managed to miss its one deliverable and the departments for education, home office and culture, media and sport each missed 75% of their targets.

Vince Cable’s ailing department for business, innovation and skills (BIS) and the gaffe prone foreign office failed on 67% of their targets while the department for health hit less than one in two of its objectives.

The initiative to develop and publish updates for departmental delivery plans was hatched by cabinet office minister Francis Maude, but his own department is among the worst offenders, missing 41% of its targets in February.

The story behind these failings is one of government U-turns and departmental spats derailing delivery. (more…)

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