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LGA 2002 CONFERENCE REPORT - BEECHAM CRITICISES TARGET OBSESSION

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Local Government Association chair Sir Jeremy Beecham said the government was still too obsessed with 'measurement ...
Local Government Association chair Sir Jeremy Beecham said the government was still too obsessed with 'measurement and targetry'.

He told the LGA conference: 'Across government there are more targets than the Pentagon established during the cold war. It is evident too many ministers and civil servants remain wedded to the notion of national priorities.'

He warned it was crucial the spending review reflected the LGA's bid for more money to support improvement.

He said: 'If additional resources are not made available to support councils in improving their performance, the whole system will rapidly lose credibility and a major opportunity to improve services could be lost.'
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