Policy paper

Open Public Services 2012 and 2013 progress updates

Annual progress updates on implementation of the government’s programme of public sector reform.


Open Public Services 2012 update - full report

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The Open Public Services (OPS) White Paper set out the government’s approach to reforming public services, based on the principles of choice, diversity, accountability, decentralisation and fair access.

The 2012 and 2013 updates set out the government’s achievements in modernising education, health, local government and other public services. The 2013 update gives the latest information on how the government is increasing choice and control for individuals, giving more decision-making powers to local areas and communities and delivering value for money for the tax payer.

The 2013 update is published alongside the government’s initial response to David Boyle’s independent review into barriers to choice in public services, three further Choice Frameworks - in adult social care, early years and education - and a new Choice Charter.

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