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Networkless Working – The Future of the Public Sector?

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Robert Campbell, Managing Director at Ecommnet, talks about implementing and managing secure access in a period of rapid change It is no secret that the UK Government is still running at a significant loss. It is therefore no surprise that organisations are having to cut costs and, for the public sector, this has fast become […]

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Top tips to drive digital

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By Marc Munier, Commercial Director, Pure360 What are the benefits of using digital strategy in public sector services? Marc Munier, Commercial Director at Pure360, takes a look. Innovation was a focus at the recent NHS Confederation annual conference, with Andrew Lansley saying: “We have to go beyond the short-term savings and on to innovation which will […]

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Progress heralds new dawn in public services

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By Jonathan Prew, Managing Director, Serco Local Government BPO As new strategic partnerships between the public and private sector continue to gather momentum, Jonathan Prew, Managing Director of Serco Local Government BPO, says the changing dynamics of public service delivery are fuelling a new spirit of innovation and creativity. Keeping every plate spinning as the […]

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Fighting fraud?

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By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor The Northern Ireland Audit Office has issued a report on the latest outcomes from the National Fraud Initiative (NFI). In the current economic climate, with unprecedented budgetary pressures on public services, it is essential that public bodies use every means at their disposal to prevent and detect fraud and […]

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Mutualism should be for life – not one short contract

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By John Tizard, an independent strategic advisor and commentator on public policy and public services As the Government and wider public sector continues to encourage staff and others to create mutualised businesses to deliver public services, it is time to make the case for long-term mutualism. Understandably, concerns are being expressed by public sector employees […]

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Housing in demand?

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By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee has produced a report examining the financing of new housing supply. House building levels in England have been low for several years, as confirmed when the Minister for Housing and Local Government, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, told the Committee that he […]

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Setting the standard

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The Cabinet Office has produced a guidance for ICT contracts of less than £100 million in value in a bid to minimise the risk around high-value contracts and ensure that value for money is always sought. The Government has made a commitment to promote small business procurement by introducing an aspiration that 25% of government […]

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Changing for the better

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By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor ‘Change’ was the buzzword at Procurex National 2012 – changes to the procurement function are needed, these changes are happening and they are set to continue. Procurex National 2012 provided vital information on how to meet the latest efficiency challenges and examined ways to turn these challenges into opportunities […]

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Conflicting views?

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By Morven MacNeil, GO Content Editor The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report which focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the Conflict Pool and makes some key recommendations. The Conflict Pool funds discretionary activities that support conflict prevention and stabilisation and contribute to peacekeeping overseas. It is managed by the Foreign and […]

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NHS estate efficiency – improving?

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Latest figures have revealed that the amount of underused or unused space in the NHS estate reduced by 210,000 square metres in 2010/11. However, there is more to be done, with nearly 1.9 million square metres still underused or unused. According to the findings of a new report by built asset consultants EC Harris, ‘Shaped […]

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