Exceptions to spending moratoria

As part of the government’s commitment to greater transparency, an expenditure approvals process is in place for the following spending controls:

  • ICT
  • advertising and marketing
  • recruitment
  • property
  • consultancy

The measures were originally introduced to secure £6 billion of efficiency savings in 2010 to 2011. The Cabinet Office’s Efficiency Reform Group (ERG) subsequently reviewed the controls and in March 2011 decided to retain them until March 2015. Approvals of these spending controls were first published on 15 December 2010. Publications of these approvals will now become a regular part of the transparency agenda and will be published quarterly around the same time as the department’s Quarterly Data Summaries.

Exceptions to spending moratoria: quarter 3 (2012 to 2013)

This publication shows the expenditure items approved by the Cabinet Office as exceptions to the expenditure controls for quarter 3 of the financial year 2012 to 2013 (October to December 2012). Approved expenditure items for all 5 controls: quarter 3 … Read more → – Exceptions to spending moratoria: quarter 3 (2012 to 2013)

Exceptions to spending moratoria: quarter 1 and 2 (2012 to 2013)

This publication shows the expenditure items approved by the Cabinet Office as exceptions to the expenditure controls for quarters 1 and 2 of the financial year 2012 to 2013 (April to September 2012). Approved expenditure items for all 5 controls: … Read more → – Exceptions to spending moratoria: quarter 1 and 2 (2012 to 2013)

Exceptions to spending moratoria: quarter 4 (2011 to 2012)

These publications show the expenditure items approved by the Cabinet Office as exceptions to the expenditure controls for quarter 4 of the financial year 2011 to 2012 (January to March 2012). ICT approvals for quarter 4 of 2011 to 2012 … Read more → – Exceptions to spending moratoria: quarter 4 (2011 to 2012)

Exceptions to spending moratoria: June 2010 to December 2011

These publications show the expenditure items approved by the Cabinet Office as exceptions to the expenditure controls for the period June 2010 to December 2011. Approved expenditure items for all 5 controls: June 2010 to December 2011