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Next steps in the Government’s quango reform programme

A report published today by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, shows the progress on the Government’s quango reform programme which is now more than half way through and which departments estimate will reduce the administrative cost of public bodies by at least £2.6 billion by 2015.

Sat, 29/12/2012

Next Generation Shared Services to save millions for taxpayers

The Next Generation Shared Services Strategy outlines how government departments and arms-length bodies will work together to share functions such as HR, procurement, finance and payroll to deliver potential savings of between £400 and £600 million a year in administration costs.

Fri, 28/12/2012

Transforming Whitehall

Response to 'Transforming Whitehall', from the Institute for Government, 'Transforming Whitehall', which has identified recommendations to help Government departments prepare for the prospect of further cuts.

Wed, 07/11/2012

Government leases historic Admiralty Arch

Leasing of the landmark building will raise £60m for the taxpayer, open access to the public for the first time and see many lost design features restored.

Fri, 26/10/2012

Francis Maude speech to the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) annual summit

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude made a speech in Coventry to the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) annual summit on 18 October 2012.

Fri, 19/10/2012

Launch of GOV.UK a key milestone in making public service delivery Digital by Default

GOV.UK, the new online home of government services and information, is released today. This is the first phase in the creation of a single domain for government.

Wed, 17/10/2012

Tackling debt owed to Government – speech by Francis Maude

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude made a keynote speech at a Dods conference on debt on 15 October 2012.

Mon, 15/10/2012

Government to address staggering scale of uncollected debt

New laws enabling government departments to share information on people and businesses that owe them money will be introduced, Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, announced today.

Mon, 15/10/2012

Triennial Review of the Committee on Standards in Public Life

The Cabinet Office has today published an ‘issues and questions’ paper as part of the Triennial Review of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

Thu, 11/10/2012

Francis Maude reveals further savings that beat expectations

Sharp focus on savings maintained in second year and will be extended permanently.

Thu, 09/08/2012

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