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New First Parliamentary Counsel

Sir Gus O'Donnell announced the appointment of Richard Heaton as the new First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary at the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and Offices of the Parliamentary Business Managers.

Tue, 29/11/2011

Government spend slashed by £60 million on staff costs and Government Procurement Cards as more data opened up for first ever time

As part of its commitment to drive out unnecessary costs and make the UK a world leader in transparency, Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has announced the Government has reduced its spend on Government Procurement cards  and bonuses by £60 million and published a wealth of new information.

Thu, 27/10/2011

Orange RockCorps and National Citizen Service Join Forces for Graduation Party

National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates from across England will be celebrating their significant personal and community achievements tonight at a graduation party produced by Orange RockCorps.

Tue, 25/10/2011

New Cabinet Manual to be ultimate user’s guide to Government

The ultimate user’s guide to government, setting out how central Government works, has been published by the Prime Minister. Its publication was formally announced in a written ministerial statement.

Mon, 24/10/2011

Top companies commend Francis Maude for open data

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has won this year’s “Better Information from Government” award from top UK companies for the progress he has made in making government data, such as that on crime, schools and public spending, more transparent.

Wed, 12/10/2011

Hundreds of Government websites closed

news release on central government websites

Thu, 06/10/2011

UK to lead global partnership on open government

Pledge to make more data available on UK aid budget and ring-fence funding to support transparency in developing countries.

Tue, 20/09/2011

Behavioural insights could save millions of pounds

Using behavioural insights could save hundreds of millions of pounds over the course of the Parliament and thousands of lives a year, according to an annual report published today. 

Thu, 15/09/2011

Historic Bill establishes fixed-term Parliaments

Prime Ministers will no longer have the right to call a General Election at a time of their own choosing after Parliament passed the historic Fixed-term Parliaments Bill.

Thu, 15/09/2011

Government statement on TUC day of action

Statement by Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office on the TUC's proposed day of action on Wednesday 30 November.

Wed, 14/09/2011

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