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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

Top entrepreneurs help small businesses enter Government “Dragons’ Den”

Six of Britain’s top entrepreneurs have offered to help small businesses build their business proposals about better value services to a Government “Dragons’ Den” style panel, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude announced today.

Wed, 13/04/2011

First major central government mutual joint venture announced

Plans to transform My Civil Service Pension (MyCSP), which administers the delivery of Civil Service Pension schemes, into a ground breaking mutual joint venture, have been announced.

Tue, 12/04/2011

Baroness Warsi announces cross-Whitehall internship programme

The Government has launched the Whitehall Internship programme, as part of the Deputy Prime Minster’s social mobility strategy.

Tue, 05/04/2011

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

Francis Maude visits Sunderland Homecare a model for Big Society public services

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude visited Sunderland Homecare to see how this employee-owned social enterprise is successfully delivering high quality care services to local people.

Tue, 29/03/2011

Office for Civil Society appoints Strategic Partners

Nine organisations have been selected as Strategic Partners of the Office for Civil Society (OCS), Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society announced today. Strategic Partners will receive a total of £8.2m over the next three years.

Tue, 22/03/2011

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

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