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Outsourcing – a key driver in beating the efficiency challenge?

In the third of a five-part series, GO looks at whether increased savings can be made through public sector outsourcing – is it friend or foe? Outsourcing could be the public sector’s weapon in meeting its stringent efficiency targets. If the public sector is to meet the efficiency targets set by the Chancellor in last […]

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Scottish and Welsh Budget announcements – live blog

The Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly Government have announced their draft Budgets. Follow the GO Blog below for comment and analysis.   Scotland Budget will promote and secure recovery, protect frontline services and take forward action on climate change, states John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth. Public bodies will deliver 3 per cent efficiencies in 2011-12 […]

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Spending Review 2010 – key points at a glance

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled the Government’s eagerly anticipated Spending Review. How will it affect you? Do you agree with the key findings? GO provides you with the key announcements at a glance. Central government – main announcements Next year expenditure will be £651bn, it will rise steadily to £693bn by 2014-15. Debt interest payments […]

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eProcurement tools beat the efficiency challenge

Recently there has been a major push for the public sector to make increased efficiency savings while still maintaining best value on goods and services. In the second of a five-part series, GO looks at how increased savings can be made by utilising the latest eProcurement tools. With increased spending cuts of £6.2 billion, the […]

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Five ways to beat the efficiency challenge

The new Coalition Government’s Emergency Budget has recommended an extra £6.2 billion of savings for 2010-11. This will impact on almost all public procurement departments, especially with nearly £2 billion of projects approved since 1 January this year also having been cancelled. With public procurement policy, spending and departmental structures all coming under intense scrutiny […]

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