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Enterprise & productivity

Public services productivity

As well as creating the right environment for business to raise productivity, government must also strive for greater efficiency. Public services account for a substantial part of the economy, and productivity within the public sector therefore has an important and direct impact on the productivity performance of the economy as a whole. Increased public services productivity is also important because it gives people the public services they require, ensures that taxpayers receive better value for money, and helps to lay foundations for a high productivity economy through improved education, health and transport infrastructure.

The Prime Minister has set out the Government's four principles of public service reform:

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