Procurement & Commercial
UK Government Investments – which leads on the management and privatisation of state assets – seeks new director
Special report: How the new Government Property Agency is aiming to revolutionise the civil service estate
Later this year, ownership of much of the government estate will be passed to a new Government...
HMRC confirms it will look again at tax credits withdrawn by the US contractor
“Straightforward” Whitehall savings achieved, says Cabinet Office, as it claims £3bn in efficiencies
Fresh data flags more modest year-on-year savings, as Cabinet Office acknowledges that larger efficiencies "will only be achieved by total service transformation"
Total running costs fell by over 7% in 2015-16, Cabinet Office says, as it readies launch of "New Property Model" to charge departments rent on their holdings
FDA and Prospect argue enhanced salaries but thin pension offer for staff in the new Government Commercial Organisation will deter civil service interest and fail to attract real private sector talent
Exclusive: Cabinet secretary says reform agenda remains "strongly supported by ministers" after several key Francis Maude-era initiatives are scrapped, but stresses focus on "embedding leadership at a departmental level"
Appointments watchdog gives Air Marshal Sir Simon Bollom green light to set up consultancy and accept commissions – one of which involves MoD project
Boss of major outsourcing company says deliberate moves by government, as well as "foolishness" by suppliers, have put too much risk on shoulders of firms dealing with big public sector contracts
The chief executive of the Crown Commercial Service has told the Public Accounts Committee that he would rather “take time to build a model that endures” than rush to increase the volume of services bought through and by his centralised procurement team
Public Accounts Committee slams "unacceptable" delay in publishing Troubled Families evaluation, and tells communities department it must find better ways to monitor long term impact of this initiative
National Audit Office report on Crown Commercial Service blames failure to achieve forecast procurement savings on “overambitious targets, poor planning, inadequate data and lack of buy in”
Five years after GDS was declared "open for business", PublicTechnology's Rebecca Hill looks back on the triumphs and troubles of a team that set out to radically change Whitehall's approach to IT and digital
Analysis by The Times finds fees paid to consultancy companies by the Department for International Development have risen sharply in the past year