UK Treasury and Cabinet Office urged to help senior officials stand up to ministers

Britain’s public spending watchdog has called on the Treasury and Cabinet Office to help permanent secretaries stand up to ministers over the poor use of the taxpayer’s pound after it found that incentives for officials to please politicians are greater than those associated with prioritising value for money. Departmental accounting officers (AOs) – normally the permanent secretaries, who are … Continue reading UK Treasury and Cabinet Office urged to help senior officials stand up to ministers