Government in the UK and ERP
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Government in the UK and ERP

In the UK, there is one Prime Minister and 24 ministerial departments. Each department has its own focus and area of concern. Their requirements for office is to be experienced in the topics in which they are appointed. On a weekly basis, all of these areas of focus for the UK government meet to discuss any issues of concern within the government.

Within these meetings, the Prime Minister, along with 21 Cabinet Ministers and 97 other Ministers gather to discuss all issues and concerns within the UK. Chosen by the Prime Minister, they are all responsible for actions in regards to UK government issues, in all ways, whether they are successful or a failure. Many different types of issues can arise in any area of government; the UK is no different.

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Since 2008 there has been problems for the UK government regarding the economy. The current unemployment rate in the UK is high, at 8%. On a whole, The UK government has a great task on their hands in the way of organizing their political and economical structure. It needs to have a better balance in terms of it's structure.

The areas of concern are easy to see; the current systems are in need of some changes.The following shows a list of the departments, and what is expected of them:

Attorney General's Office

One of the smallest UK Governments departments, it only has around 40 staff in total.

Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, Changed in 2009, this department is now known as the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Cabinet Office

Having around 2,000 staff in Whitehall, this department supports the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the UK.

Department for children, schools and families.

This is no longer a department, being replaced by the Department for Education.

Department for communities and local government

Established in 2006, is a successor to the office of the PM in the UK.

Department for culture, media and sport

This department is responsible for culture, sport, and some aspects in regards to media such as broadcasting and internet.

Ministry of Defense

Responsible for defense policy set by Her Majesty's Government.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Commonly called the 'Foreign Office', it is responsible for promoting and protecting British interests on a global scale.

Government Equalities Office

Part of The Department of Education of HM Governement, it was created in 2007.

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Created in 2008; to take over some tasks the Department of Business had in terms of energy concerns.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Deals with environmental protection, food protection and standards.

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Department of Health

Otherwise known as DH, takes on health and adult social care matters in England.

Home Office

Part of Her Majesty's Government, responsible for immigration, security, and law and order.

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

No longer a department, now merged into 'Department for Business Innovation and Skills' as of 2009.

Department for International Development

Responsible for overseas aid or assistance.

Ministry of Justice

Headed by Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor (combined) Responsible for constitutional policy (Human Rights)
Department for Transport- Run by Secretary of State for Transport, responsible for English transport.

HM Treasury-Her Majesty's Treasury

Public Finance Policy and Economic Policy.

Department for Work and Pensions

Largest UK government department which handles all welfare and Pensions in the UK.

As it can be seen, the government in the UK is disjointed. Some departments have changed into others making it somewhat confusing to an average person in the UK.

The cost implications for all departments are also not organized properly. Implementing an ERP solution to bring all departments together could be an effective solution. By utilizing an ERP system, all governments could all be grouped into their respective departments. After doing so, statistical data could be compiled and calculated; thus creating a viewer a sense of the finances of the UK on a large scale, thereby understanding the needs of each department on a whole.

Facilities management of each department could also be addressed in the same manner, giving each department a better sense of where they need to address such concerns. HRMS platforms could also be implicated as well for each department. Good management is important for the UK Government to succeed. All of these components of the UK government should be addressed and ERP should be a part of the UK governments plans in having a more effective system for them as a whole.

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One department of government in the UK could check on the other in an instant, knowing in real time if they needed, how each one was doing. All UK government departments could organize their systems in such a way that, each one could be easily found by the other when any concerns need to be addressed among one another.

It would be concrete and secure as well. Only certain individuals would be able to utilize the system in the ways that they specifically need. Passwords generated and own areas of concern clearly seen. By managing such matters in this way, there would be no room for errors.

If organized in this way, the UK government could potentially see results and changes to their overall economy. The reason for this is they could clearly and accurately see where their growths and losses lie and would have a current view of this all the time. This would benefit everyone in the UK itself.

With technology evolving so quickly, it is of utmost importance for the UK government to adopt such features into their departments. It would greatly assist in many important matters that are currently happening that need to be addressed, and done so urgently. It is for these reasons that ERP must be considered. It would bring all departments together in an organized fashion that anyone could easily understand in the end.

With careful strategic planning and consideration, this can be accomplished. The end result would be an ERP system that the UK government would be able to utilize effectively. Providing a new platform that would be useful for years to come.
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