Resources on the topic of Value for money

Savings audit report

Internal Audit reports provide private advice to the Accounting Officer and it is recognised that failure to observe the private nature of that advice may undermine the effectiveness of Internal Audit.  However, in this instance, given the level of public interest in the report we have taken the exceptional decision to make it available.

Tue, 11/10/2011

Food Procurement Reporting

In June 2011, the coalition Government set out an agreement which included a commitment by the Government to "ensure food procured by government departments, and eventually the whole public sector, meets British standards of production wherever this can be achieved without increasing overall cost".This is supported in the Defra Business Plan to drive sustainable food procurement by the
Government and the public sector.

Wed, 10/08/2011

Making Open Data Real: A Public Consultation

The Open Data consultation paper sets out Government’s proposed approach for Transparency and Open Data Strategy, which is aimed at establishing a culture of openness and transparency in public services. We want to hear from everyone – citizens, businesses, public services themselves, and other interest groups – on how we can best embed a culture of openness and transparency in our public services. 

Thu, 04/08/2011

Best Practice and Methodology - Projects, Programmes and Portfolios

Information on a number of best practice tools and products for the Government Programme and Project Management community.

Mon, 18/07/2011

Business Plan Quarterly Data Summary

The Business Plan Quarterly Data Summary (QDS) which is designed to fit on a single page to provide a quarterly snapshot on how each department is spending its budget, the results it has achieved and how it is deploying its workforce.

Fri, 15/07/2011

Government ICT Offshoring (International Sourcing) Guidance

Guidance to help Government procurers consider supplier proposals which include offshore provision.

Tue, 12/07/2011

Policy Procurement Update

This note covers a number of key procurement areas

Wed, 06/07/2011

Early Intervention: Smart Investment, Massive Savings

The second report from Graham Allen, MP on behalf of HMG on Early Intervention: Smart Investment, Massive Savings. The report sets out how we can pay for those programmes within existing resources and by attracting new non-government money.

Mon, 04/07/2011

Eliminating Public Sector Fraud: Counter Fraud Taskforce interim report

The interim report of the Counter Fraud Taskforce includes a set of proposals which the Government will take forward immediately to develop the fight against fraud and build on the success of the pilots.

Wed, 08/06/2011

Major Projects Authority - General Information

In January 2011 the Prime Minister confirmed the mandate for the new Major Projects Authority (MPA) within the Efficiency and Reform Group in the Cabinet Office. The MPA represents a sea change in the oversight of Central Government’s Major Projects at both an individual and a portfolio level and aims to address the findings from the NAO report ‘Assurance of High Risk Projects’ (June 2010) and from the Major Projects Review undertaken over the summer 2010 by ERG. It is a new partnership between the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury with the fundamental aim of significantly improving the delivery success rate of Major Projects across Central Government.

Fri, 03/06/2011

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