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Government Departments: Cost Effectiveness

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 906132, tabled on 30 August 2016

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what measures his Department is putting in place to make government more cost-effective.

Answered on

7 September 2016

Improving the efficiency and productivity of the public sector is central to the work of the Cabinet Office and other government Departments. By 2014/15 the Government had saved £18.6 billion through efficiency and reform.

The government is continuing this work. For example, we are working to improve how the government operates across functional areas such as commercial, property, infrastructure and projects, and by tackling fraud, error and debt. We will continue to make government more effective throughout this parliament.

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Cabinet Office
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