Do you remember “joined up thinking”? It was a buzz-phrase in government circles a few years ago
Do you remember “joined up thinking”? It was a buzz-phrase in government circles a few years ago. Maybe it should come back into fashion.
I wonder: did anyone in the Ministry of Justice realise that, at one and the same time, the magistrates’ courts would be handling the “Stop Delaying Justice!” (SDJ) initiative, the CPS drive to work without paper, and a new way of employing interpreters? Such a time is almost upon us: since the New Year, SDJ has been encouraging benches to speed things up. As I write, the consequences of MoJ’s contract with Applied Language Solutions (ALS) are being felt, with many cases delayed. And, when the CPS bring in their digital reforms (due on 1 April), the fun will really start!