This event is the first in a 2018 series marking a number of anniversaries of key events in the history of the UK Civil Service, including the Haldane and Fulton reports.
In 1988 the official report Improving Efficiency in Government: The Next Steps appeared in its final form. It led on to one of the most substantial reconfigurations the UK machinery of government has seen, with the allocation of a wide range of functions to executive agencies.
There will be two papers. Kate Jenkins, former head of the government's Efficiency Unit and co-author of the report, will provide her perspective on the exercise and its significance, followed with by Prof. Hugh Pemberton (University of Bristol). Dr Catherine Haddon (Institute for Government) will chair.
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