DTI civil servants to go back to the floor

Times newspaper reports that senior servants at the DTI are to be sent on
business-based work experience as part of Patricia Hewitt’s shake up of the

Trade and Industry Secretary wants her civil servants to spend one week a year
at the sharp end of business as part of a plan to focus on productivity.

move is part of a wider review of the department, which will include the
creation of a business strategy unit that will include four of the top business
people in the country.

review will also see the re-organisation of the way the DTI spends its £1
billion support grants..

By Paul Nelson

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