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News on the topic of Government efficiency

Government appoints Chief Procurement Officer to cut waste

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude today announced that John Collington will become the first Chief Procurement Officer for the whole of Government

Wed, 20/04/2011

Supplier representatives to cut costs for Government

‘Crown Representatives’ will ensure that Government receives the best value for money from its major suppliers, by ensuring that the Government acts as a single customer.

Wed, 13/04/2011

Red Tape Challenge

The Government has launched a website challenging the public to help us cut unnecessary regulations.

Thu, 07/04/2011

Government launches Major Projects Authority

Major Government projects will now be subject to tough controls to improve performance in delivering on time and in budget. All major projects will be scrutinised by the new Major Projects Authority (MPA).

Thu, 31/03/2011

Government to save millions on ICT

Francis Maude today launched a strategy for cutting public spending on government information and communication technology (ICT) by millions of pounds. The Government ICT Strategy aims to cut duplication and waste in Government ICT.

Wed, 30/03/2011

Innovation Launch Pad

The Government has launched a new online tool, the Innovation Launch Pad, to enable small businesses to pitch their ideas on how they could do the business of government more cheaply or more efficiently.

Wed, 30/03/2011

Review of Government Direct Communication and COI

The review into Government Direct Communication and the role of COI has been published today.

Fri, 18/03/2011

Government to spend billions less through quangos

Francis Maude has announced that departments are estimating reductions in spending through public bodies (Quangos) of £11 billion a year by 2014-15.

Wed, 16/03/2011

Response to NAO report on Managing staff costs

Governemnt's response to NAO report on Managing staff costs in central government.

Fri, 11/03/2011

Government property strategy cuts millions in costs

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has set out progress on the Government’s property strategy, which is designed to save money by ensuring office space is used effectively and expensive property leases are reduced.

Thu, 03/03/2011

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