News on the topic of Productivity

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

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

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

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

Government renews focus on cities

New support for England’s largest cities to boost growth, including the appointment of a dedicated Minister for Cities, Greg Clark.

Tue, 19/07/2011

Innovation Launch Pad

The Government has launched a new online tool, the Innovation Launch Pad, to enable small businesses to pitch their ideas on how they could do the business of government more cheaply or more efficiently.

Wed, 30/03/2011

Whitehall shake-up in drive for efficiency

Responsibility for the Office of Government Commerce and the public sector procurement agency will move to the Cabinet Office where they will form part of the Efficiency and Reform Group.

Tue, 15/06/2010

Cabinet Office and Treasury to join forces to drive out waste

As part of the Government’s drive to achieve the £6.2 billion of spending cuts announced by the Chancellor this morning, a powerful new joint Treasury-Cabinet Office group will be set up to ensure savings across Whitehall and Arms Length Bodies happen quickly.

Mon, 24/05/2010

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