The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has published a paper on fraud, debt and error. It represents a completely new way of doing policy: by actively testing ideas with public bodies, we have been able to demonstrate effects that, if rolled out, could save hundreds of millions of pounds.
The review of the National Programme for IT as utilised by the Department of Health which reccomends a removal of the system by the Major Projects Authority.
The Cabinet Office has published an independent review of the impact of transparency on privacy, in line with an announcement made by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, in December 2010.
The report, Behaviour Change and Energy Use, launches a series of trials and changes to government policy which will make it easier for individuals to green their homes and use less energy.
Reports by Sir Joe Pilling and Bill Hamilton on the findings of their reviews into the future of the government’s official history programme
The overall cost to the UK economy from cyber crime is £27bn per year, according to the first joint Government and industry report into the extent and cost of cyber crime across the UK, launched today by the Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance in the Cabinet Office and information intelligence experts Detica.
New data published today reveals that departments have already saved £188 million on construction in the past 18 months, and sets out how the Government will reduce these costs even further over the next three years. The data shows that the costs of building projects such as schools and hospitals are set to fall by 15 – 20%. The published data will provide a standard average cost for projects that the public sector will be able to use to negotiate better prices and challenge industry for the first time, challenging firms to “beat the benchmark”.
The first data set is for health, roads, schools, prisons and flood defences. We will release further cost benchmarks, including for housing and defence, in Q2.
In 2008 the Civil Contingencies Secretariat commissioned Leeds University to produce a series of research reports collectively titled ‘Understanding Crowd Behaviour’. These reports are now being published as part of the body of UK Civil Protection Guidance.
Overarching Government Strategy to respond to an Influenza Pandemic - Analysis of the scientific evidence base
The CMI’s annual survey sponsored by the Civil Contingencies Secretariat on business continuity management