Hewitt launches review of DTI operations

The DTI has today announced a fundamental review of its operations
to improve its effectiveness for business.

Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt hopes an
improved DTI will be able to help modernise the infrastructure of UK business
as part of its “enterprise agenda”.

In a message to DTI staff, Hewitt outlined her plans to
create an enterprise economy. She wants to take statutory action to make
markets more dynamic and efficient whilst safeguarding standards of protection
for employees, and deliver “first-rate” business support more effectively.

Hewitt also wants the business to be able to better harness scientific
and technical advances.

“Just as the business world is changing fast to meet the
huge challenges, so the DTI must change and adapt in order to realise our
mission to help UK firms get to the future first,” said Hewitt.

“If we are to succeed in our aim of making the UK one of the
best places in the world to do business, we must have the right policies and
practices in place to help businesses turn new and innovative ideas and
technology in to prosperity and jobs.”

Initial findings of the review are expected next autumn.

By Paul Nelson. Click
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