Review of the data systems for the Cabinet Office

Review of a sample of the data systems underpinning the input and impact indicators in the Cabinet Office’s Business Plan, Common Areas of Spend and wider management information. To view the report, click here.... (Continue reading)

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Treasury Committee publishes responses to its Budget Report

The Treasury Committee has published responses from the Government and the Office for Budget Responsibility to its report on the Budget 2012. To read the report, click here... (Continue reading)

£38 billion of prime residential development planned for London, EC Harris finds

The volume of prime residential property being planned for London continues to surge, with over 15,000 units worth in excess of £38 billion currently earmarked for development over the next ten years according to EC Harris, the global built asset... (Continue reading)

Access to cash machines for basic bank account holders

The Treasury Committee has a long standing interest in financial inclusion. The Committee’s recent report on the future of cheques played an important role in persuading the Payments Council to reverse its decision to close cheque clearing by 2018. Previous... (Continue reading)

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Improving the efficiency of central government office property

Central government office estate comprises over 5 million m2 of space and costs around £1.8 billion a year to run. Rationalisation of the estate therefore offers the public sector the chance to secure significant efficiency savings. From 2004 to 2010,... (Continue reading)

Our Town First: Future High Street X-Fund

As part of the Government’s response to the Portas Review, we announced a £1million Future High Street X- Fund, to reward those areas delivering the most effective and innovative plans to bring their town centres back to life. The £1million... (Continue reading)

Managing early departures in central government

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a new report which looks into staff movements and management in Central Government. To view the report, click here.... (Continue reading)

Managing ICT contracts: An audit of three public sector programmes

In December 2011, the Auditor General forScotlandprepared separate short reports on the accounts of the Registers of Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Disclosure Scotland. These reports were concerned with the delay in, or cancellation of, information and... (Continue reading)

“Work with China to deliver low-Carbon growth” urges Energy and Climate Change Committee

Assisting China on low-carbon development should be at the heart of Government plans to tackle climate change and secure high-value business opportunities for UK firms, a report by MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee argues. To read the... (Continue reading)

Honours still being awarded to “usual suspects” via opaque system, say MPs

No more awards for “doing the day job”: reforms needed to  create honours system befitting community achievements and service. To red the report, click here... (Continue reading)

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