Starting the new phase of its commitment to improving public services, the government is now focusing on increasing choices for all.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander and Minister for Government Policy, Oliver Letwin announced on Friday the appointment of David Boyle, author and Fellow of the New Economics Foundation, as the leader of an independent choice review.
Looking at what people currently do with the choices they are given, the review will consider what barriers currently exist and prevent individuals exercising choice.
In response to the new appointment, Oliver Letwin said:
"This government strongly believes that choice can be empowering and drive up the performance of those providing services.
"But it only really works if everyone, irrespective of where they live or what they do, has an equal access to those choices.
"That’s why I am very pleased that David Boyle has agreed to carry out this independent review which will help us to deliver fair and equal choices for everyone."
Danny Alexander added that the public's involvement would be key to ensuring the review gives a broad enough range of opinions.
"Ensuring everyone gets access to improved public services is a priority of this Government.
"Giving everyone a fair opportunity to exercise choice in the public services they use is an important way of achieving this.
"This review is an excellent opportunity for the public to get involved and help us to deliver the choices in public services that are right for them."
As part of his research, David Boyle will be speaking to a wide range of people from commissioners to users of public services. Anyone wishing to contact him and share their experience can email: email@example.com