Cabinet Office delays transformational report

The Cabinet Office does not yet have a publication date for the annual report on the Transformational Government strategy promised for this month.

The Cabinet Office does not yet have a publication date for the annual report on the Transformational Government strategy promised for this month.

The strategy is aimed at improving public service delivery through technology, creating services that are built around users’ needs and increasing efficiency.

A Cabinet Office spokesperson confirmed that there was no publication date set for the annual report, although the government was “hoping to publish it soon”. The government had been “aiming for November or the end of the year” and was still expecting to publish by then.

Transformational Government covers the entire public sector and includes plans for greater data sharing between government departments and a huge increase in shared services for core functions.

The strategy was published last year, with an implementation plan published in April. But this was a sketchy overarching document, with much of the detail – including implementation plans for the nine major government areas, a common infrastructure roadmap and a procurement strategy – to be provided by November 2006.

Alongside the implementation plan, the government pledged that an annual report on the strategy, “covering the year's achievements in key delivery areas”, would be published this month.


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