News on the topic of Government efficiency

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

Big Society red tape purge

Lord Hodgson will lead a new taskforce to flush out bureaucracy in the voluntary sector, the Government has announced.

Tue, 17/08/2010

Sir Philip Green to lead Government Efficiency Review

Sir Philip Green has been asked by the Prime Minister to lead an external Efficiency Review into government spending.

Fri, 13/08/2010

John Collington to head a Government drive to cut cost of procurement

John Collington, the Home Office’s Group Commercial Director, will become the new head of procurement in the Efficiency and Reform Group.

Wed, 11/08/2010

Millions saved by Government’s marketing and advertising freeze

The Cabinet Office has today published early results showing the impact so far of the Government's marketing and advertising freeze, which was implemented in June this year.

Tue, 03/08/2010

Government calls on contractors to help cut carbon emissions

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has called on departments and contractors to work together to cut Central Government carbon emissions by 10 per cent so that the Government becomes the greenest ever.

Tue, 20/07/2010

Directgov joins the Cabinet Office efficiency drive

Directgov, the central website for public services, will join the powerful new Efficiency and Reform Group in the Cabinet Office, the Prime Minister announced today.

Tue, 20/07/2010

Top suppliers asked to contribute to Government’s efficiency drive

As part of the deficit reduction programme Francis Maude has met with the CEOs of the nineteen biggest Government suppliers to ask them what they can do to help cut the cost of the services they provide to government.

Thu, 08/07/2010

Chief Operating Officer appointed to the Efficiency and Reform Group

Ian Watmore has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer of the Efficiency and Reform Group.

Wed, 30/06/2010

Clamp down on Government websites to save millions

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has today pledged to scrap hundreds of unnecessary and expensive government websites and slash the cost of the remaining sites to save millions of pounds.

Thu, 24/06/2010

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