The PM blamed the housing shortages and transport congestion on forecasts going wrong.
When I was working, all the places I worked in had comprehensive mgt systems monitoring variables. One aim of having such systems was to check that budget assumptions were grounded in facts.
For example if the assumption was for stock mkt volumes to be X on an annualised basis, but the numbers for Jan to March were pointing out that on an annualised basis the volume would only be X-12, the firm would know that revenues would be going down. Mgt would have to make a decision whether to stick to the volume assumption (volumes were going to pick up) or cut costs. That decision was a mgt call.
Now if would seem based on what PM was saying that in housing, transport and immigration there was no monitoring and feedback mechanism so that adjustments could be made to assumptions. Or if there were, the variances from the predictions were missed or ignored.
Ministers and senior civil servants did not know that the assumptions of the forecasts were wrong. Facts had changed but they were not aware of the changes.
The system was on auto=pilot. For this ministers and senior civil servants have to accept responsibility.
Based on what the cabinet and senior civil servants are paid, I think we deserve better. In a listco with gd governance standards, heads would have rolled to appease shareholders.
Sorry not enough.