News on the topic of Accountability

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

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

One step closer to a single government domain

Plans for a single Government web domain, which would radically reduce the current bureaucracy surrounding Government websites and improve the user experience has moved a step closer.

Thu, 11/08/2011

How should Government become even more open?

The open data consultation asks the public, businesses and other interested parties for their views on how we might enhance  a ‘right to data’ from public service providers and how providers might be held to account for delivering open data.

Tue, 02/08/2011

Government to invest £22 billion in construction projects

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude announces £22 billion investment in Government construction projects

Tue, 19/07/2011

Big business urged to pass on prompt payments to SMEs

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has renewed the government’s pledge to increase support for Britain’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by calling on business to pay their bills promptly like Government.

Tue, 19/07/2011

Francis Maude speech to Civil Service Live

Francis Maude's speech to Civil Service Live on 5 July 2011.

Tue, 05/07/2011

CBI and Management Today speech

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, speech at the CBI and Management Today Annual Business Summit, 28 June 2011.

Tue, 28/06/2011

Liam Maxwell engaged by Efficiency and Reform Group

News release about the appointment of Liam Maxwell as Director of ICT Futures.

Mon, 27/06/2011

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