Magazine article Public Finance

Whitehall Still Risk-Averse and Repeating Mistakes, Says PAC

Magazine article Public Finance

Whitehall Still Risk-Averse and Repeating Mistakes, Says PAC

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An influential MPs' committee has criticised Whitehall departments for stifling innovation and repeatedly failing to leam from mistakes.

In a report published on September 10, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said risk-averse attitudes were killing off innovation and there were few incentives for staff, suppliers and service users to contribute new ideas.

The report, Learning and innovation in government, also said it was vital that departments could identify and abort failing projects. It singled out the National Offender Management Information System for criticism. The scheme failed in its primary objective to centralise prisoner and probation records on to a single database, missed its deadline by three years and cost twice as much as originally planned. …

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