Speech given by Francis Maude at the ‘Public Procurement Briefing 2012: Driving a culture of innovation and enterprise with SMEs’ event in March 2012.
Amount of Government business going to SMEs on track to double from £3 billion to £6 billion by the end of this financial year.
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, today undertook a series of visits in Greater Manchester designed to highlight some of the innovative reforms the Government is championing in the region in order to deliver more effective public services and better value-for-money for the taxpayer.
Francis Maude: “there is a growing realisation that data is the new resource of the 21st Century”.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has launched phase two of the GOV.UK beta: ‘Inside government’.
A new contract for Civil Service learning and development will be the first cross government contract to mandate that the majority of business is open to competition between other businesses in the supply chain.
A determination to keep eradicating waste in Whitehall has put the Government firmly on track to make around £5 billion in cash savings this year Francis Maude announced today.
Radical changes to public sector construction will lead to up to 20 per cent fall in costs of building schools, hospitals and roads
Francis Maude: in ten months we saved £3.75 billion - equivalent to twice the budget of the Foreign Office, or to funding 200,000 nurses.
Reforms using the powers in the new Public Bodies Act will begin immediately.