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first_imgRed tape hits local authority moraleOn 2 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Local government HR chiefs back claims by the union GMB that theGovernment’s Best Value reforms have demoralised local government managers. A GMB poll of senior public service staff reveals that most are unhappy withBest Value reforms with many believing they have led to a lack of resourcesthat have hit staff and services. Keith Handley, Socpo president, said managers are suffering under theincreased red tape generated by the Best Value reforms. “Best Value has certainly led to a demoralised management in localgovernment who are almost collapsing under initiative fatigue and inspectionregimes. “The concept of Best Value still holds good but if central Governmentreally want to drive up service improvements they must come up with a lessbureaucratic process. “Indeed part of the problem is that managers don’t have enough time todeal with front line services – their new front line is the inspectionregime.” The survey of 80 staff from a wide cross-section of public servicesincluding housing, social services and education shows that almost 70 per centexpressed dissatisfaction over Best Value reforms and the negative effect theyhave had on their jobs. Three-quarters of senior public service employees surveyed have consideredleaving their jobs in the last year because of increased pressure and stress, alack of resources and a lack of control and influence. A spokeswoman for the DETR said the Audit Commission’s recently publishedreport Changing Gear confirms that Best Value is delivering real improvementsfor service users. By Lisa Bratby Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more