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CBI comments on Deputy Prime Minister's speech on public services

The CBI today commented on the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg's speech at the Guardian Public Services Summit. Susan Anderson, CBI Director for Public Services, said:

"The Deputy Prime Minister is right to focus on reducing bureaucracy in the public sector and the need to incentivise employees."

But it is important to remember that freedoms for public sector staff are only a means to an end. The ultimate prize is the achievement of better outcomes for the public, in the form of a healthier population, reduced re-offending, and a return to sustainable employment.

"We would like to see all members of the community, be it local groups, public servants or businesses having the right to challenge public services when they see under-performance. It is open and fair competition which will spur innovation and help deliver the best outcomes."

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