News on the topic of Innovation

Call to action for public sector workers to help deliver public services quicker, cheaper, simpler

All public sector workers are being given a chance to have their say by logging onto the new Tell us How website and sharing their ideas on ways to deliver public services, quicker, cheaper and simpler.

Tue, 25/10/2011

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

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

Government saves over £1 billion on procurement

In a move expected to save £3 billion a year, Francis Maude today announced that the Government is making significant changes to the way it buys in categories of common goods and services such as stationery and office services. 

Fri, 03/06/2011

Top entrepreneurs help small businesses enter Government “Dragons’ Den”

Six of Britain’s top entrepreneurs have offered to help small businesses build their business proposals about better value services to a Government “Dragons’ Den” style panel, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude announced today.

Wed, 13/04/2011

Tackling bureaucracy in local communities

A new service has launched to help volunteers, community groups and social enterprises overcome bureaucracy and get things done in their neighbourhood.

Wed, 15/12/2010

Government welcomes proposals for digital public services

Public services should be delivered online or by other digital means, the Government has announced.

Tue, 23/11/2010

Government removes barrier to public data use

The Government has relaxed current licensing provisions on public sector information, making it faster and easier for developers and entrepreneurs to re-use it.

Thu, 30/09/2010

Francis Maude sees Big Society in action

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has visited a groundbreaking social enterprise at Leatherhead Community Hospital in Surrey, in the context of the Big Society.

Wed, 29/09/2010

Voluntary sector asked for their ideas on 'more for less'

Francis Maude and Nick Hurd have written to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors asking them to contribute their ideas to help reduce the deficit.

Tue, 21/09/2010

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