A government strategy to cut red-tape for front-line workers so public services can work more efficiently has been launched by Cabinet Office ministers Hilary Armstrong and Pat McFadden.
- Getting Whitehall departments to identify, for the first time, the bureaucracy burden on public services
- Identifying the top 10 irritants in each field, publishing them in late 2007
- Reducing duplicate or unnecessary information requests by departments which tie up people on the front line
- Giving public sector workers a clear mechanism to challenge bureaucracy which doesn’t work.
Front-line staff are urged to log on to the Cabinet Office better regulation portal to lodge their ideas for cutting bureaucracy in their day-to-day work.
The way information is collected needs to be rationalised to reduce form-filling and administration time, the ministers said.