box-ticking

box-ticking

n
derogatory the process of satisfying bureaucratic administrative requirements rather than assessing the actual merit of something
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PUBLIC bodies in Wales have been put on warning - if they think their duties under the Well-being of Future Generations Act amount to no more than a box-ticking exercise, they have another thing coming.
As box-ticking goes, I'm ticking quite a few and am pinching myself as I do so.
He wouldn't be part of a box-ticking exercise, he could make City tick from box to box.
The difference of the chap I dealt with from the box-ticking simpleton I had earlier encountered could not have been more different.
On the face of it, Birmingham Airport ticks the box of a name that says what it does on the tin - but in an international marketplace where everybody is fighting for emerging economies, box-ticking is not enough.
Unfortunately, the planning officials and three of the planning committee (all Labour), put the interests of the developers and box-ticking central government demands for extra housing above that of Lindley residents.
Otherwise Welsh as a second language can be treated as a box-ticking exercise.
The oddities of pregnancy are regularly mined for gags, but thankfully not in a contrived box-ticking fashion.
By making it easier for businesses to understand what they need to do on health and safety, they can protect their staff and concentrate on prospering rather than pointless box-ticking.
She says in the 'It's a cop out' article in the ECHO that she has put on several meetings with the public over different things, the latest being a box-ticking consultation exercise to see which police forces or stations should be closed down and maybe sold.
A LEADING councillor has said a consultation on whether to keep a 50-metre pool in the city was not a box-ticking exercise.
This means worse terms and conditions, salary frozen for years, understaffing and box-ticking, bean-counting management who know less than you about the job but insist on telling you how to do it.