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News from the year 2011

New office supplies deal to save Government over £18 million a year

As part of the continuing drive to maximise the buying power of Government, Francis Maude has announced two new contracts for office supplies which are expected to deliver savings of over £18 million a year.

Thu, 04/08/2011

Minister meets South Yorkshire teenagers taking part in National Citizen Service pilot

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, today visited the community trusts of Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Rotherham United Football Clubs, to meet participants taking part in a groundbreaking new scheme, National Citizen Service (NCS). 

Wed, 03/08/2011

How should Government become even more open?

The open data consultation asks the public, businesses and other interested parties for their views on how we might enhance  a ‘right to data’ from public service providers and how providers might be held to account for delivering open data.

Tue, 02/08/2011

Francis Maude reveals £3.75 billion in savings

Francis Maude has today revealed a staggering £3.75 billion of cash savings in just ten months, from May 2010 to March 2011.

Mon, 01/08/2011

Big Society Bank launched

The vision for a Big Society came much closer today as the Big Society Bank – now officially named Big Society Capital – became a reality with the establishment of two expert boards.

Fri, 29/07/2011

Civil Service Pension consultation launched

The Government’s plans to reform public service pensions, to ensure they remain sustainable for the future, have progressed further with the launch of a new consultation.

Thu, 28/07/2011

Two-week Whitehall Internship programme opens

The two week Whitehall Internship programme aimed at talented students from under-represented groups officially opened today.

Mon, 25/07/2011

£10million to kick start Big Society public services

£10million fund for charities and social enterprises to help them develop the skills and infrastructure to win more capital investment and public service contracts.

Mon, 25/07/2011

First Government mutual joint venture goes live

The first ever public sector mutual joint venture has been officially created, offering over 475 staff at My Civil Service Pension (MyCSP) co-ownership of their organisation.

Wed, 20/07/2011

Big business urged to pass on prompt payments to SMEs

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has renewed the government’s pledge to increase support for Britain’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by calling on business to pay their bills promptly like Government.

Tue, 19/07/2011

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