I think I may have mentioned this before, but how can you set allowances for a job without knowing what that job is?
It’s always been a principle of mine in business to define the job that my team have to do, then give them the tools to do it. If they need more tools, they ask, justify and receive. All of them. Not one by one, not on a case by case basis but all of them.
MP’s and AM’s have a “job”, but what is it exactly? Is there a Job Descrption and a set of objectives? Are the tools required to do the work clearly defined and provided? With those essentials in place we could then understand what the allowances are for.
It works in business, so why not in the public sector?