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Jan 2011

New public sector performance management: making fiscal consolidation smarter

The current public spending crisis in the UK is not just a result of constrained finances, but has also been caused by a lack of strategic leadership and poor performance management practices. CIMA demonstrates how cost leadership and better management information will contribute to more informed decision making and a more effective programme to reduce government deficits and debt.

CIMA’s report, 'New public sector performance management: making fiscal consolidation smarter', outlines the institute's view that we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink the way central government is administered to provide better value for money.

In the face of huge public debt, CIMA argues that a greater degree of professional performance management is needed to steer the UK out of the red, and sets out how to drive a cultural change across Whitehall.

This is about the quality of monthly reporting of spending in the treasury. All departments are on an upward trajectory, but what that statistic reveals is that there is a lot more to be done.

Charles Tilley CIMA's chief executive

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