Failure gets worse

Labour in the 2017 Coalition Agreement with NZ First promised to relocate government functions into the regions.

You often hear this from political parties – that too many public servants are in Wellington.

In 2018 and 2019 Labour went backwards. The proportion of public servants outside Wellington didn’t increase but fell – from 58.3% to 57.6% and then 56.4%.

The PSC has just released the 2020 data. And again all bad news for the promises. Another drop to 55.7%.

I’m sure this term though it will all turn around!

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