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UK government 'not fit for purpose'


Leading British civil servants have called for an urgent change in the way the business of government is conducted. The Better Government group, which includes the former cabinet secretary Lord Butler, Sir John Chilcot, and the former permanent secretary at the ministries of defence and work and pensions, Sir Richard Mottram, are publishing a report today calling for better targeted legislation, fewer government initiatives, and more transparency over tax and spending.

Sir Richard outlines the group's proposals.


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