Prescott’s legacy – the Department for Communities and Local Government – DCLG (previously the ODPM) continues to flounder. A recent Civil Service Capabilty Review identifies the DCLG is one of the least capable departments in Whitehall. The report refers to “skills gaps in project and programme management” and says the DCLG lacks a reputation for strategic influence across government. Its senior officials are also unable to exert significant leverage over ministers on spending choices.
Is it right to watch something suffer like this…..if it was an animal it would surely be humanely destroyed!