To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much of the £450 million awarded to the Government Digital Service in 2015 has been spent to date; and on what such funds have been spent.
2 November 2017
GDS spent £107.6m in the financial year 2016/17. Of this amount £78.4m was spent on its main programmes/platforms - GOV.UK, Verify, Government as a Platform (GaaP) and Common Technology Services (CTS). Interim figures for the first six months of the financial year 2017/18 show that GDS has spent £59.9m. Of this amount £38.3m has been spent on these previously referred to programmes/platforms.