Francis Maude welcomes launch of GovernUp

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office said:

“Britain needs an exceptional Civil Service, ready to meet the challenges of the Twenty First Century. That’s why this Government’s reform programme - supported by Ministers and civil servants - is designed to build on strengths while addressing long-standing weaknesses. We have made some significant progress but we still have much to do.

 “It’s fantastic that GovernUp are joining the important debate on the future of Whitehall. GovernUp has assembled an impressive cross-party group of former ministers, civil servants and advisers, as well as those from business. I look forward to following the work of this influential group closely as we develop our ongoing programme of Civil Service reform”.