STRUCTURAL REFORM PLANS ANNOUNCED
The Prime Minister has annnounced new plans to hand power to the public with every department publishing a plan that sets clear priorities and measureable milestones.
These Structural Reform Plans (SRPs) mean anyone can check that departments meet their commitments.
SRPs are the key tool of the Coalition Government for making departments accountable for the implementation of the reforms set out in the Coalition Agreement. They replace the old, top-down systems of targets and central micromanagement.
The Prime Minister said:
We want to replace the old system of bureaucratic accountability with a new system of democratic accountability accountability to the people, not the government machine. We want to turn government on its head, taking power away from Whitehall and putting it into the hands of people and communities. We want to give people the power to improve our country and public services, through transparency, local democratic control, competition and choice.