Axing red tape will save time
GOVERNMENT plans to cut red tape by axing performance reviews have been welcomed by Peterborough councillors.
Members of Peterborough City Council’s strong and supportive communities scrutiny committee were told the abolition of comprehensive area assessment scheme could save thousands of hours of officer time.
Cllr Stephen Goldspink said: “Performance reviews have rarely increased performance.”
Cllr John Peach said: “The bureaucracy surrounding these targets have taken up no end of office time. What we need to investigate is how many hours of office time will be saved - it will be hundreds if not thousands of hours. Obviously it is a job that will no longer be done.”
Cllr Marion Todd stressed job cuts were not something the committee agreed with.
The council’s Corporate Management Team is still considering the most appropriate method of continuing to manage performance reporting.
Officers will update the Scrutiny Committee in the future.