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Prime Minister's Delivery Unit

The Prime Minister's Delivery Unit was established in June 2001. The Unit's over-riding mission is to ensure the delivery of the Prime Minister's top public service priority outcomes by 2005.

The Unit reports to the Prime Minister, and acting head is Peter Thomas, who is the Prime Minister's Chief Adviser on Delivery.

The Delivery Unit works in partnership with the Treasury, No. 10, other parts of the Cabinet Office and stakeholder departments, to assess delivery and provide performance management for key delivery areas, and has a shared responsibility with the Treasury for the joint Public Service Agreement (PSA) target:

"Improve public services by working with departments to help them meet their PSA targets, consistently with the fiscal rules."

In its first year, the Delivery Unit set the delivery agenda and in Year 2 it established delivery disciplines across Whitehall. During Year 3 the Unit will accelerate and intensify the drive for results through.

A team of around 40 people, drawn from the public and private sectors, carry out the Unit's work. The Unit also draws on the expertise of a wider group of Associates with experience of successful delivery in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Please contact the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit at: pmdu@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk