Posts tagged: "Cost reduction"
Posted on January 20, 2016 by Alec Steel
The spending review is done, the commitments have been made for the next five years. Now the hard work begins. Not only are there are some big change projects in the pipeline, but around £600 billion is likely to be spent each year on ‘business-as-usual’ operations. These include the central and local government services that most directly affect individuals. With government still facing tight budgets it remains crucial that operations are efficient, and are what citizens need, to ensure good value for money. more… Improving services for citizens
Posted on December 18, 2015 by Yvonne Gallagher
Government’s austerity and reform agenda means delivering the same or better with less resource. This means changing fundamentally the way that public services are delivered; a goal which is proving challenging. Digital solutions are key to that transformation. But to succeed government needs the digital and technology (DaT) profession to have business change skills, as well as IT, technology and data skills, and these are in short supply, as our recent digital skills survey shows. more… Skills for digital transformation
Posted on December 14, 2015 by Amyas Morse
In my discussions with the organisations we audit, and in their formal feedback to us, they tell us how much they value the knowledge and insight the NAO can share from our work across government. They want to see the good practice, hear the lessons, and discover opportunities to learn from others and reduce duplication. As Head of the NAO, I’m delighted to respond to this request by launching this ‘NAO blog’ and the associated new ‘Topics’ pages on our website. They are among a number of ways we are investing in doing more to share with and help public bodies.