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Transparency

The Prime Minister, in his letter to Cabinet colleagues, has made a number of commitments to greater data transparency in Government. This includes the commitment to the publication on data.gov.uk of the following documents:
• Salaries above £150,000 (June 2010)
• Departmental spending data (from June 2010)
• All new government ICT contracts (July 2010)
• All new central government tender documents for contracts over £10,000  (September 2010)
• Arms Length Bodies (ALBs),  Executive Agency, Executive Non-Departmental Bodies and Special Health Authorities senior staff pay and details (October 2010)
• Departmental organogram (October 2010)
• ALBs organograms (October 2010)
• Senior civil servants' pay and details (October 2010)
• New items of central Departmental spending over £25,000 (November 2010)
• Exceptions to the Coalition Government’s efficiency controls announced in May 2010  (December 2010)
• All new central Departmental contracts to be published in full  (from January 2011)

In 2009 the Department of Health published the business expenses of its senior staff to support the transparency agenda. Set out below is the Department’s delivery of the Government’s latest commitments on transparency. Links to the data that have been published so far are at the bottom of this page.

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Department of Health business plan 2011-2015

This business plan sets out the vision and priorities for the Department, and in the Structural Reform section the key commitments involved in delivering our reform programme. The Transparency section of the plan sets out the key indicators that we believe are most useful to the public in understanding the costs and outcomes of health and social care services, and also provides a wealth of additional data that Boards and the public will find useful, and which is further expanded in the supporting Information Strategy that accompanies the plan.

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