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The Cabinet Office is at the centre of government, making government work better. This website brings together information from units in the Department.

Working Together - Public services on your side released

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The Government has set out its vision for the future shape of public services, building on a decade of unprecedented investment and rising standards. Working Together - Public Services On Your Side details the steps the Government is taking to give people, communities and frontline staff the information and real power they need to personalise public services. Reflecting their local and individual needs will create a richer, fairer and safer society.

Power of Information Taskforce report released

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The Power of Information Taskforce has looked at how the internet can strengthen the relationship between the citizen and the state – enabling 3rd sector provision of online services and two-way conversations about public services. It has submitted its final report with 25 challenging recommendations to Tom Watson, Minister for Digital Engagement.

Civil Service Reform Paper released

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Minister for the Cabinet Office Liam Byrne has published a working paper that provides an overview of the importance and nature of Civil Service reform. The paper looks at the major interventions of the past 10 years, what we know about the thinking behind reform of the Civil Service, and what we need to do to implement change.

Government levels the playing field for Open Source

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The Government has published a new policy on Open Source software that will ensure maximum value for money for taxpayers.

Panel on Fair Access to the Professions seeks evidence

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The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions is currently seeking evidence about access. The Panel wants to know about current issues or barriers to fair access to the professions and to hear about initiatives, programmes and policies that encourage fairer access.

Hospitality Received by Board Members

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The Government has published for the first time a list of hospitality received by members of departmental boards during 2007. It sets out the name of the board member receiving hospitality, the date it was received, and the nature of the hospitality received. The publication also sets out individual departments' key principles on the acceptance and declaration of hospitality in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Code and the Civil Service Management Code.

Voice 09 Social Enterprise Conference

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In a speech to the Voice 09 social enterprise conference in Birmingham, Liam Byrne, Minister for the Cabinet Office, predicted a new era of influence for social enterprises as he announced steps to harness the sector to help Britain get through the economic downturn.