Bonfire Of The Forms

It is often easier to create new forms than to abolish old ones.

Introduce a rule that before you can introduce a new form you must get rid of two old ones! 

Do the PS actually know how many forms there are in the system? How many are used? How much information on them is duplicated, triplicates and already on the system? How much storage is taken up by paper and at what cost?


Why the contribution is important

Bureaucracy requires staffing, causes huge frustration, slows things down and costs money.

How many jobs would be saved, how much storage cost savings could be made and how much duplication could be cut out I do not know - but it would be worth investigating whether there is something that could be done.

It would be a terrific message to wealth generating businesses looking at the IOM as a possible location that the PS here was active on ensuring that its bureaucracy was being minimised.

by dpfellows on April 11, 2017 at 05:37PM

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  • Posted by x April 11, 2017 at 22:21

    good idea. make any processes easier, cut away the pointless paperwork that gains no one. This can actually be a selling point when attracting businesses; keeping down the bureaucracy so companies can focus on what they do best rather than wasting time/money dealing with paperwork.
  • Posted by Gigabyte April 12, 2017 at 00:58

    What forms are there? I thought most were online nowadays - but those that aren't should be, and should be as simple as possible.
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