Trust on Trial

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

BGI member Leigh Lewis, writing in The Political Quarterly, warns that although the Government’s plans for the civil service as set out in “One Year On” include many welcome ideas for improving efficiency and effectiveness they risk failing to address the current lack of trust between some ministers and their civil servants and, in respect of the proposed “Extended Ministerial Offices”, could undermine the ability of the civil service to speak truth unto power.