Book News: December 2nd, 2002

This report by the Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office sets out formal measures to ensure that good practice is adopted widely across the public sector. Risk management is seen as the art of getting the right balance between innovation and change on the one hand, and avoidance of shocks and crises on the other. It is now central to the business of good government. The report recommends that the quality of risk handling across government should be improved through a two-year programme of change, linked to the Spending Review, and clearly set in the context of public sector reform and the Departmental Change Programme. A consultation programme on the report has been launched.The Risk report is available on the Strategy Unit website