box ticking exercise

box ticking exercise

A popular UK term for any activity that is performed perfunctorily and with resignation, more to serve a bureaucratic expediency than to accomplish any higher purpose. In general, box ticking ensures that all requirements (boxes) for an activity or process are performed (ticked or checked).
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Out of reach to first time buyers due to the cost to return them back to their former state (if it's at all possible) The PS65,000 that could be better used elsewhere in our community, rather than this box ticking exercise in my view.
Mr Carr added: "To me the tenants ballot is nothing more than a box ticking exercise.
I'll admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the 111 service - on the few occasions I've called it felt like a box ticking exercise.
The review, by Professor Russel Griggs, showed banks are following the guidelines by using the right "robustness and rigour" when deciding to shut branches and have not just used the principles as a "box ticking exercise".
He doesn't want any either, he only set up the account as a box ticking exercise for work.
Held at the St Hild school at Durham University, the purpose of the meeting was to discuss how we could move this idea forward and, to be perfectly honest, I was a little concerned that this would be another "workshop" that would have the best intent, but maybe was just a box ticking exercise. How wrong I was.
Legal due diligence is generally regarded as a necessary evil, a box ticking exercise and of limited assistance to the acquirer in agreeing the price or shaping the transaction they are looking at.
Whether this will improve British business or simply turn into a box ticking exercise (given the increasingly litigious nature of our society) will have to be seen.
"It wasn't just a box ticking exercise, it couldn't have been further from that," she adds.
Tom Bell, head of social strategy, said: "At NGN, our responsibility to our customers, employees, communities, partners and environment is more than just a box ticking exercise.
David McMillen QC, for the Newtownbreda parents, told Mr Justice Treacy the process of consultation carried out amounted to little more than "a box ticking exercise".