Williams Commission: fostering change for the better?

If any of Wales's 22 council chief executives consulted a fortune-teller this week, they'd likely be told that they're going on a long journey. A short pier might also be involved in several instances. Such has been the interim impact of the Williams Commission, a body created by the Welsh government to look at how our public services can be remodeled and refocused to better effect. Having waded through their findings, I'm struck by a remarkable similarity in style and approach to management consultant reports I've read over the years urging 'cultural change'. I don't for a moment think that this is accidental. A prevailing view at Cardiff Bay and elsewhere is that public services in Wales a

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